We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support of the Scottish Gin Awards.

If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Maxine Henderson, Business Development Director

maxine@kdmedia.co.uk | 0131 337 6232

 

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    ALDI

    ALDI’s 88 stores across Scotland stock some of the finest and best value locally-sourced food and drink. Proud to work with over 90 local suppliers and stock more than 400 Scottish products, ALDI...
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    ALDI’s 88 stores across Scotland stock some of the finest and best value locally-sourced food and drink. Proud to work with over 90 local suppliers and stock more than 400 Scottish products, ALDI stores in Scotland boast a range that is at least 30% Scottish. From fresh dairy produce and the finest Scotch beef, to eggs laid by Scottish hens and locally grown fruit and vegetables, ALDI source from all over Scotland. By working closely with Scottish producers, ALDI continues to build a range that is recognised for its quality, value and strong provenance credentials.

    In 2019, we will endeavour to increase our investment as ALDI celebrates 25 years in Scotland.   ALDI is committed to growing in Scotland, opening 8 new stores across the country.  Work will continue on the new chill and freezer facilities at the ALDI’s Scottish regional distribution centre, providing the infrastructure required to supply even more Scottish products to stores.

    ALDI launched their first ever Gin Festival in 2017, introducing new and innovative Scottish gins to their shelves.  Since then Scottish gin sales have grown exponentially and ALDI are proud to work in partnership with distilleries across Scotland to support their long term business growth and bring exciting new gin products to market.  ALDI is delighted to be a sponsor of the Scottish Gin Awards 2019 for a second year.

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    Contract Bottlers Glasgow

    “Distilled with Passion, Bottled with Love”. Contract Bottlers Glasgow Ltd (CBG) was created in June 2019 to support and enable the growing craft and artisan spirit movement in the UK by offering...
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    “Distilled with Passion, Bottled with Love”.

    Contract Bottlers Glasgow Ltd (CBG) was created in June 2019 to support and enable the growing craft and artisan spirit movement in the UK by offering distillers an increased level of compliance on fill volume, ABV and lot coding to allow them access to UK Retail and Global Export markets.  Established by Ron Young and Adrian Louden they have constructed an industry leading bottling facility in the heart of the central belt offering flexible short run bottling of spirits and spirit liqueurs.  CBG can receive IBC’s at either high strength or ready to bottle offering customers the opportunity to compound spirit on site.  CBG can bottle spirit from Cask or IBC and can fill any bottle shape from 5cl to 75cl with either a cork, GPI or ROPP miniature closure. From  January 2020 they will also offer short run canning in 250ml “ready to drink” cans.

     

     

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    Forth Ports

    Forth Ports Grangemouth is part of the Forth Ports Group, the UK’s 3rd largest port operator. Forth Ports Grangemouth is Scotland’s largest container terminal, handling over 150,000 containers...
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    Forth Ports Grangemouth is part of the Forth Ports Group, the UK’s 3rd largest port operator.

    Forth Ports Grangemouth is Scotland’s largest container terminal, handling over 150,000 containers each year, making it Scotland’s largest port.  Strategically positioned, the Port of Grangemouth connects Scotland with Europe and the rest of the world.

    We provide cost effective goods handling, warehousing, storage and portcentric solutions to customers who want to achieve significant savings in logistics costs and improved environmental benefits.

    We focus on delivering the right solution for our customers, we consider the entire international supply chain and provide advice and expertise to maximise portcentric benefits.

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    Franklin & Sons

    Franklin & Sons products were first introduced in 1886 when the Franklin brothers quickly established themselves as innovators in creating authentic, natural, high quality recipes made from specially...
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    Franklin & Sons products were first introduced in 1886 when the Franklin brothers quickly established themselves as innovators in creating authentic, natural, high quality recipes made from specially sourced ingredients from around the globe. This ethos continues today as Franklin & Sons continues to be at the forefront of flavour discovery – selecting trending flavours and adding a unique twist to appeal to the everyday connoisseur. 

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    The Gin Cooperative

    Established in December 2017, The Gin Cooperative educates and inspires the consumer to discover Scottish Gin. Through their website, which features the world’s largest and most in-depth Scottish...
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    Established in December 2017, The Gin Cooperative educates and inspires the consumer to discover Scottish Gin. Through their website, which features the world’s largest and most in-depth Scottish Gin directory, original editorial features, rich photography and video content and their dedicated social media channels, The Gin Cooperative showcases the wonderful world of Scottish Gin. The Gin Cooperative also founded International Scottish Gin Day™ - a global celebration of all things Scottish Gin.

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    The Gin Cooperative

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    Halewood Wine & Spirits

    In a little over 40 years, Halewood Wines and Spirits has grown from a start-up company to become one of the UK’s largest independent drinks manufacturers and distributors, with a turnover of £216...
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    In a little over 40 years, Halewood Wines and Spirits has grown from a start-up company to become one of the UK’s largest independent drinks manufacturers and distributors, with a turnover of £216 million, selling over 18 million cases each year and exporting to over 88 countries.

    Employing just under 1,000 drinks specialists worldwide, the Halewood Group has four operations outside the UK - South Africa, China, Thailand and Ireland.

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    KimiaUK

    At Kimiauk we are specialists in the packing and distribution of high quality alcohols and neutral spirits. For over 40 years we have been supplying premium grade products to UK and international customers. We...
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    At Kimiauk we are specialists in the packing and distribution of high quality alcohols and neutral spirits. For over 40 years we have been supplying premium grade products to UK and international customers.

    We specialise in delivering Neutral Grain Spirit to distilleries all over Scotland and the UK. Our product range also includes Soil Association approved Organic Grain, as well as bulk spirits including Vodka and Rum.

    We supply in large bulk tankers, IBCs, drums and cans as well as providing bespoke blending and dilutions to customer’s specific requirements.

    Our customer’s satisfaction is paramount as we look to deliver the highest quality service to reflect our premium products.

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    MacRoberts

    MacRoberts is one of Scotland’s leading independent law firms, providing market-leading legal expertise to food and drink business in Scotland (and beyond) from our offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh...
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    MacRoberts is one of Scotland’s leading independent law firms, providing market-leading legal expertise to food and drink business in Scotland (and beyond) from our offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. Our dedicated team advises on the full range of legal issues faced daily by businesses across the supply chain, from intellectual property, branding, commercial contracts and manufacture to business acquisitions and disposals, pricing, health & safety and property.

    We act and have acted for a large number of gin businesses across Scotland and truly understand the specific issues facing the Scottish gin sector. With a history and heritage tracing back over 150 years, we are industry experts with unrivalled commitment to the sectors in which our clients operate. This means the legal advice and support we provide reflects the needs of the sector, both within the gin industry itself and in its interactions with other industries, such as retail, hospitality and technology.

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    McLaren Packaging

    Employing over 150 people and operating across five facilities totalling 180,000 square feet in Central Scotland, McLaren Packaging is a family run company supplying small, independent operators through...
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    Employing over 150 people and operating across five facilities totalling 180,000 square feet in Central Scotland, McLaren Packaging is a family run company supplying small, independent operators through to large multi-national organisations.

    We specialise in the design and manufacture of premium, paper based packaging, to the spirits industry. Applying over 40 years’ expertise across a wide range of paper substrates to meet customer requirements, delivering added value for their brands and products.

    From high-quality flexographic printing to award-winning shaped composite tubes and rigid boxes, we lead on innovation, quality and service.

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    Orb VM

    Orb VM is a creatively-led design & manufacturing company with offices in Glasgow and London. We specialise in the creation of Unique, aesthetic POS display & Creative branded merchandise for the...
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    Orb VM is a creatively-led design & manufacturing company with offices in Glasgow and London. We specialise in the creation of Unique, aesthetic POS display & Creative branded merchandise for the drinks sector.

    No matter what the size of the project, excellent craftsmanship, high-quality design, and attention to detail are essential in all of the work that we do.

    Our multi-disciplinary team of designers and marketers are dedicated to building profitable brands and enduring client relationships.

    Our mission is to develop the most engaging point of sale that will WOW your target market and ultimately maintain the loyalty of your customers.

    We offer the following disciplines:

    • Packaging Design & Manufacture
    • POS design & Manufacture
    • Window Displays
    • Travel Retail Furniture
    • Free Standing Displays
    • Branded Merchandise
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    Rankin Brothers & Sons

    Founded in 1774, Rankin is the UK’s local supplier of quality closures for the Beers, Wines, Spirits and Foods packaging industries. Through the design and performance of our products, we help...
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    Founded in 1774, Rankin is the UK’s local supplier of quality closures for the Beers, Wines, Spirits and Foods packaging industries.

    Through the design and performance of our products, we help premiumise aspiring Brands and add value to local tastes & flavours. 

    Our offer extends from natural cork, to micro agglomerate, synthetic or Nature, to T Top Stoppers, wire hoods, screw caps, crown caps, cask bungs, keg caps, capsules In Tin, Polylaminate, PVC & PET and to heatshrink tamper evident sleeves.

    Rankin is the custodian of 4,500 acres of cork forestry in Portugal; managing cork supply from `acorn to bottle’.

    We are delighted to support the Scottish Gin Awards and we look forward to playing our part in the ongoing development and success of our `local’ spirits industry.

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    Schweppes

    Schweppes was first created in 1783 by jeweller and scientist Jacob Schweppe, an inventor with a thirst for curiosity. It was at this moment that he invented the first ever process of capturing and bottling...
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    Schweppes was first created in 1783 by jeweller and scientist Jacob Schweppe, an inventor with a thirst for curiosity. It was at this moment that he invented the first ever process of capturing and bottling bubbles and from this carbonation system, Schweppes Soda Water was born – the world’s first ever soft drink.

    Soon, a soda factory on London’s Drury Lane followed and before long Schweppes lemonades and tonic waters joined the range. The rest – as they say – is history, and Great Britain has been enjoying the premium taste of Schweppes mixers for over 230 years.

    Nowadays, the brand is made up of two ranges - Schweppes Classic and Schweppes 1783 – both of which are set apart by the quality of its bubbles. This effervescence means that each Schweppes flavour pairs perfectly with a wide range of spirits, making it the ultimate (and Britain’s favourite) mixer.

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    Scottish Distillers Association

    The growing consumer desire for Scottish spirits is borne from Scotland’s distilling credentials, built up over more than 150 years.  Our unique terroir and botanicals grown on our door step,...
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    The growing consumer desire for Scottish spirits is borne from Scotland’s distilling credentials, built up over more than 150 years.  Our unique terroir and botanicals grown on our door step, coupled with our history and skills, has resulted in Scotland’s reputation as one of the most creative and innovative places to distil in the world.

    The Scottish Distillers Association (SDA) exists to promote the craft of Scottish distilling and be an authoritative voice for the Scottish distilling industry. All our members are accredited and carry a marque to ensure we maintain the highest reputation for Scottish distilling. 

    Being a member of the SDA means you have access to a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as membership to Scotland Food & Drink and the business building benefits and unique route to market programmes they offer. To join the SDA contact Emma O’Bryen, Business Development Manager 0131 287 0470

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    Vetroelite UK

    VETROELITE is an Italian company designing and distributing an exclusive and premium collection of glass bottles and decanters to the wine and spirit industries. Priding ourselves on our high level of...
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    VETROELITE is an Italian company designing and distributing an exclusive and premium collection of glass bottles and decanters to the wine and spirit industries. Priding ourselves on our high level of quality, we offer an unrivalled flexibility of service and constant availability of product.

    Our philosophy at VETROELITE is:

    – to provide exceptional quality and first class support and customer service to all of our customers, regardless of size or scale.

    – to take projects from concept to completion while offering a very personal, bespoke service, tailored to our customers needs.

    – to provide a complete package for our customers, from glass, to decoration, through to closures, and offering this package for either high volume or limited edition runs.

    At VETROELITE we fully understand the pride and passion that our customers put into their product, which is why our local team will put the same pride and passion into your glass packaging projects.

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    Wolffe

    Wolffe is a boutique brand design and innovation agency that was founded by Andrew Wolffe in 1998. We help create vivid, memorable brand personalities by way of visual identity and style, and...
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    Wolffe is a boutique brand design and innovation agency that was founded by Andrew Wolffe in 1998.

    We help create vivid, memorable brand personalities by way of visual identity and style, and distinctive tone of voice. But we go further; by way of immersive, exploratory innovation workshops and dynamic tools, we help create new brand offerings, whether they be initiatives, exhibits, products, services or portfolios. We deliver: strategy services; brand design and creative services; and innovation and product design.

    All our clients benefit from our unstinting desire to do better; our tried and tested innovation techniques, and our well informed brand thinking, our intelligent creative solutions and strong service ethic.

    We are a sophisticated consultancy dedicated to maximising a brand’s potential. We’re pioneering in our 360 degree approach. We sail, silver shining, in an azure blue ocean. Come on board and transform your brand.

    The sky’s the limit.

    Get in touch to find out how we can help your business flourish www.wolffedesign.com

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    Bon Accord PRODUCT SPONSOR

    Bon Accord, an iconic and much-loved brand of the past, was established in 1903 in Arbroath. After almost 100 years of trading, Bon Accord took a break and was relaunched in 2016 by the Great-Great-Granddaughter...
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    Bon Accord, an iconic and much-loved brand of the past, was established in 1903 in Arbroath. After almost 100 years of trading, Bon Accord took a break and was relaunched in 2016 by the Great-Great-Granddaughter of the original founder, Karen, and her business partner, Nathan. Back after 16 years we’re still a family business, but times have changed and with a new generation at the helm we’ve got a new approach to pop. Bon Accord's premium range of 100% naturally sweetened drinks champion flavours, using high quality ingredients and offers customers healthier, tastier, soft drink and mixer options. 

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    Cushiedoos PRODUCT SPONSOR

    Hello, I’m Andrew Ligertwood, the founder of Drink Better Ltd. I couldn’t find a premium tonic water from Scotland that I liked so I created my own and launched Cushiedoos last year. ...
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    Hello, I’m Andrew Ligertwood, the founder of Drink Better Ltd. I couldn’t find a premium tonic water from Scotland that I liked so I created my own and launched Cushiedoos last year.  Cushiedoos is different from any other tonic brand on the market. It’s made with locally-sourced botanicals, pure Scottish mountain water from the Cairngorms, and wait for it…no quinine. We think it tastes better that way and anyway, you can’t get malaria from a midgie bite. We don’t put any naughty stuff in Cushiedoos. No sweeteners. No artificial preservatives. And it’s less sharp than other tonics too so it can be low in sugar so people don’t need to ask for the diet stuff. With its smooth, delicious taste, Cushiedoos is the soulmate gin’s been waiting for all its life. So if you want to drink better, better drink Cushiedoos. Cheers.

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    Fentimans PRODUCT SPONSOR

    Fentimans produces botanically brewed and exquisitely crafted Tonic Water and Mixers for the Scottish Gin and wider spirits industry. The exquisitely crafted, all-natural and award winning range includes...
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    Fentimans produces botanically brewed and exquisitely crafted Tonic Water and Mixers for the Scottish Gin and wider spirits industry. The exquisitely crafted, all-natural and award winning range includes Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water, Rose Lemonade, Premium Indian Tonic Water, Naturally Light Tonic Water, Botanical Tonic Water, Bitter Lemonade, Connoisseurs Tonic Water, Oriental Yuzu Tonic Water and Pink Rhubarb Tonic Water.

    Fentimans is a family owned business started in 1905 by Thomas Fentiman; it is presently run by Eldon Robson, Thomas Fentimans great, great grandson and is the only organisation in the UK to use

    the time-honoured process of botanical brewing to produce natural, botanically brewed and  exquisitely crafted Tonic Water and Mixers that have a rich and complex taste.

    Fentimans drinks are crafted with knowledge and expertise passed on from generation to generation of the Fentimans family. Fentimans was named as the UK’s number one soft drinks brand in The Guild of Fine Food’s Best Brands Survey 2016-17.

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    Fever-Tree PRODUCT SPONSOR

    For Fever-Tree co-founders, Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, itall started in a bid to create the perfect gin and tonic. Following a tonic tasting in 2004 they discovered that while there was a growing...
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    For Fever-Tree co-founders, Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, itall started in a bid to create the perfect gin and tonic. Following a tonic tasting in 2004 they discovered that while there was a growing variety of premium spirits, the majority of tonic waters available were mass produced and used artificial flavourings and sweeteners.

    Determined to revive the nation’s favourite cocktail, the G&T, Charles and Tim embarked on a 15 month journey searching the world for the finest ingredients and perfecting their recipe for Fever- Tree Indian Tonic Water.

    Since launching in 2005, Fever-Tree established itself as the mixer drink specialists, crafting a range of sixteen products with a similarly intrepid attitude: going to the ends of the earth, sourcing the highest quality natural ingredients for the best tasting mixers.

    Their award-winning mixers taste clean, subtle and balanced, with authentic flavours and fine carbonation to perfectly enhance the flavour of high quality spirits.

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    Just the Tonic PRODUCT SPONSOR

    Def: [No fluff and no marketing bull. Just a no-nonsense, Scottish tonic water that’s clean, crisp and allows the gin to sing] NO Eccentric chemists NO Foraged botanicals NO Obscure garnishes We...
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    Def: [No fluff and no marketing bull. Just a no-nonsense, Scottish tonic water that’s clean, crisp and allows the gin to sing]

    NO Eccentric chemists

    NO Foraged botanicals

    NO Obscure garnishes

    We haven’t walked barefoot through a field to hand-pick 30 different ingredients, nor did we think it necessary to fly to South America to select the finest quinine. We aren’t paired exclusively with 500 unique gins and we don’t sport top knots or oily beards. Instead, we focus on simply making a clean, crisp, no-nonsense tonic water that allows the gin to sing.

    We are Just the Tonic. Proudly made in Scotland.

    Each batch of Just the Tonic is lovingly handcrafted in a small facility outside Glasgow, Scotland. Want to know more about our roots? Visit www.startupdrinkslab.com  for more information.

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    Summerhouse Drinks PRODUCT SPONSOR

    Summerhouse Drinks is based on the Aberdeenshire coast where they make all their drinks from scratch in their SALSA accredited facility.  ‘Walter Gregor’s Tonic Water’ is named after...
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    Summerhouse Drinks is based on the Aberdeenshire coast where they make all their drinks from scratch in their SALSA accredited facility.  ‘Walter Gregor’s Tonic Water’ is named after the Victorian minister in the Parish of Pitsligo where Summerhouse Drinks is based.  It uses mint grown in Walter Gregor’s former garden as well as a number of other botanicals to give it a light and crisp flavour. As the parish is located less than half a mile from the sea, it also picks up salty notes which means that it pairs particularly well with coastal and island gins. They also make bespoke, small run batches with customers including Harvey Nichols, Banchory Beer Festival and Partridges of London.

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    Apex Hotels HOTEL PARTNER

    Apex Hotels is a family-owned company that operates 10 luxury hotels in the heart of the UK’s favourite cities. They offer a premium, four-star service in London, Bath, Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow...
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    Apex Hotels is a family-owned company that operates 10 luxury hotels in the heart of the UK’s favourite cities. They offer a premium, four-star service in London, Bath, Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow and pride themselves on their contemporary bedrooms, chic restaurants and first-class conference and events facilities. Each Apex Hotel has its own character, just like the different members of any family, but whichever Apex you choose to stay at, you’ll experience their signature warm welcome, tailored for you. Whether you’re travelling for work or play, alone or with the family, you’ll experience a personalised and memorable stay with Apex.

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