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 in Scotland stands for quality, provenance and sourcing integrity. We are dedicated to supporting Scottish suppliers and we work with over 80 independent food and drink producers in Scotland. From...
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    Aldi in Scotland stands for quality, provenance and sourcing integrity. We are dedicated to supporting Scottish suppliers and we work with over 80 independent food and drink producers in Scotland. From fresh dairy produce, baked goods and fresh meat, to barrel aged beer and craft gin, Aldi proudly stocks more than 350 Scottish products.

    Aldi is committed to stocking a selection of the finest locally sourced food and drink. As part of this commitment, we launched our first in-store Scottish Gin Festival in 2017, showcasing well- established and up and coming premium Scottish gins.

    In 2018, we will endeavour to increase our investment in the Scottish Gin industry. As part of this aim, the Aldi Scottish Gin Festival will return, allowing us to continue to work in partnership with distilleries across Scotland, bringing new products to market and supporting their long-term business growth.

    Aldi is delighted to support the Scottish Gin Awards as sponsor of the “Distilled Gin of the Year Award” category.

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    Blackadders

    Blackadders is a prominent full service law firm that works as a team to provide first class trusted advice to individuals and businesses in Scotland and further afield from its offices in Aberdeen, Dundee,...
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    Blackadders is a prominent full service law firm that works as a team to provide first class trusted advice to individuals and businesses in Scotland and further afield from its offices in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth.

    We provide expert advice in many areas, in particular corporate and commercial; employment law; dispute resolution; commercial and residential property; estate agency; wills; trusts and executries; personal taxation; family law and wealth management. Trust and confidence are earned through successful outcomes and we believe our long-lasting client relationships speak volumes about what we do and how we do it.

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    Blue Parrot

    The Blue Parrot Company offer a fully comprehensive event solution to both private and corporate customers, specialising in event design and hire across 3 brands. Blue Parrot is the very foundation of...
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    The Blue Parrot Company offer a fully comprehensive event solution to both private and corporate customers, specialising in event design and hire across 3 brands.

    Blue Parrot is the very foundation of our company and one that continues to grow day-to-day. Offering an unrivalled selection of linen, draping, LED dance floors, event furniture, photo booths and illuminated letters, we have the capacity to cater for events from 10 – 5,000 people.

    Through our Table Art brand, we design and develop beautiful, contemporary table centre pieces that are works of art. All our products are designed and manufactured in-house at our Eco-friendly workshop, enabling us to create Table Art to your own specifications. This can include adding your own logo or branding if required. The table centres can be lit in the colour of your choice or controlled wirelessly via DMX for amazing lighting effects.

    Prop Me Up Scotland is the country’s largest prop hire company, specialising in themed events, prop fabrication and event contracting. With over 10,000 props in both our Glasgow and Dublin offices, we are bound to have just what you’re looking for and if we don’t, we’ll make it!

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    Bon Accord

    It’s back! Bon Accord, the soft drink of Scottish childhoods – reimagined for adulthood by the original founder’s great, great granddaughter. Incredible flavours, real ingredients and...
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    It’s back! Bon Accord, the soft drink of Scottish childhoods – reimagined for adulthood by the original founder’s great, great granddaughter. Incredible flavours, real ingredients and natural sweeteners make it perfect for grownup tastes everywhere. Our top-drawer tonic is the perfect partner for craft gin and our range of soft drinks are delicious on their own or as exciting mixers. We’re on a mission is to make the born-again Bon Accord a healthier, naturally sweetened, more flavoursome soft drink and mixer brand.

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    Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers

    The drinks industry in Scotland is one of the fastest growing sectors and we have been fortunate enough to work with a variety of clients over the last few years.   Our expertise and knowledge...
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    The drinks industry in Scotland is one of the fastest growing sectors and we have been fortunate enough to work with a variety of clients over the last few years.   Our expertise and knowledge within the drinks and hospitality industry has allowed us to develop bespoke policies and means we can fully support new and existing companies operating in the drinks sector.

    Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers is delighted to sponsor Speciality Gin of the Year at this year’s Scottish Gin Awards.   This award is an exciting category with some great gins.

    If you would like us to provide you with a no obligation review of your insurances to establish if we can offer an enhancement on your current arrangement, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

    E – james.geekie@brucestevenson.co.uk

    T – 07788 280523

     

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    Campbell Dallas

    Campbell Dallas is one of Scotland’s most dynamic and progressive firms of accountants and business advisors with over 300 staff operating from offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Stirling,...
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    Campbell Dallas is one of Scotland’s most dynamic and progressive firms of accountants and business advisors with over 300 staff operating from offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Stirling, Kilmarnock and Ayr.

    With over 7,000 clients and strong industry expertise in the Brewing and Distilling, Family Business, Rural, and Healthcare sectors we have a wide network of connections across the business spectrum in Scotland.

    Services we provide include; audit and assurance, business and banking advisory, tax compliance and consulting, VAT, business recovery and corporate finance.

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    Cara Technology

    Cara Technology serves drinks production companies in more than 170 countries. We maintain the largest and most historic collection of production brewing yeasts in the world – more than 850 strains. For...
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    Cara Technology serves drinks production companies in more than 170 countries. We maintain the largest and most historic collection of production brewing yeasts in the world – more than 850 strains.

    For more than a decade we have developed and manufactured a range of innovative reference flavour standards which have been used to train more than 20,000 professional tasters in breweries, water utilities, soft drinks companies and food manufacturers. We run performance assessment schemes for tasters which provide objective assessment of taster competence. We also develop, host and support web-based sensory software which is used by hundreds of breweries all over the world.

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    Cushiedoos

    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. It’s called Cushiedoos and it’s...
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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. It’s called Cushiedoos and it’s different from any other tonic brand on the market. It’s made with pure Scottish mountain water from the Cairngorms, locally-sourced botanicals 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 low in sugar too 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.

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    Fentiman's

    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

    For Fever-Tree co-founders, Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, it all 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, it all 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. Poor quality ingredients and additives such as the sweetener saccharin left a cloying taste and overpowered the subtle aromas of premium spirits.

    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. After all, if ¾ of your drink is the mixer, mix with the best.

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    Flavourly

    We’re Flavourly!  Adventurers and explorers, bringing drinks discovery to our huge community. We’re all about helping you find drinks you love, hearing and sharing your views, then more...
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    We’re Flavourly! 

    Adventurers and explorers, bringing drinks discovery to our huge community.

    We’re all about helping you find drinks you love, hearing and sharing your views, then more drinks that you’ll love even more. Our discovery clubs bring you amazing new flavours every month. Now with craft beers, gins, whiskies and a great range of other drinks types, our online bottleshop is the place for every drink you could ever need and then some – all under one virtual roof

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    Foodies Magazine

    Foodies magazine is the monthly consumer magazine championing Scottish food and drink. Our readers look forward every month to recipes from leading chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Nigella...
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    Foodies magazine is the monthly consumer magazine championing Scottish food and drink. Our readers look forward every month to recipes from leading chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson as well as local chefs including michelin starred chefs Tom Kitchin and Jeff Bland.

    The magazine includes regular features on Scottish producers, food and drink news and launches, restaurant and bar reviews, cocktails recipes, food and drink matching, and places to stay around Scotland. Established for 10 years, Foodies magazine is distributed in key food outlets, delis, restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, bars and cook schools throughout Edinburgh and Glasgow and also on the Edinburgh trams.

    Foodies magazine sponsors Foodies Festival which runs 10 Summer and Christmas festivals around the UK in London, Brighton, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Tatton Park, Oxford and attracts 300,000 visitors. Foodies magazine is distributed digitally to Foodies Festivals visitors.

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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 and the Franklin brothers quickly established themselves as experts in creating authentic, high quality recipes made from delicious hand-picked...
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    Franklin & Sons products were first introduced in 1886 and the Franklin brothers quickly established themselves as experts in creating authentic, high quality recipes made from delicious hand-picked ingredients.

    This ethos continues today with the range of premium soft drinks, tonics and mixers. They use only natural flavours, extracts and colours and never include preservatives or sweeteners.

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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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    McLaren Packaging

    Employing over 105 people and operating across three facilities totalling 150,000 square feet in Port Glasgow, Scotland, McLaren Packaging is a family run company supplying small, independent operators...
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    Employing over 105 people and operating across three facilities totalling 150,000 square feet in Port Glasgow, Scotland, McLaren Packaging is a family run company supplying small, independent operators through to large multi-national organisations.

    An award winning packaging company Mclaren packaging specialises in the design and manufacture of premium, paper based packaging, to the spirits industry.

    We apply over 35 years’ expertise across a wide range of paper substrates to meet customer requirements, delivering 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 premiumise...
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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 aps, 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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    Scotland Food & Drink

    Scotland Food & Drink is the industry leadership organisation tasked with driving responsible growth for the sector and building Scotland’s global reputation as a Land of Food and Drink. We are...
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    Scotland Food & Drink is the industry leadership organisation tasked with driving responsible growth for the sector and building Scotland’s global reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.

    We are a collaborative partnership of the key industry organisations and public sector agencies working in the sector in Scotland. We are also a membership organisation with over 420 companies at our heart. We lead on the industry strategy, Ambition 2030, which aims to double the value of the country's farming, fishing, food and drink industry to £30 billion by 2030. 

     

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    The Scottish Gin Society

    Founded on a love of gin in 2016 by Stephen White, The Scottish Gin Society acts as a key connector between consumers and gin producers to celebrate and advance the Scottish Gin category in an independent...
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    Founded on a love of gin in 2016 by Stephen White, The Scottish Gin Society acts as a key connector between consumers and gin producers to celebrate and advance the Scottish Gin category in an independent and impartial way.

    The Scottish Gin Society is the go-to for the latest gin news and developments in Scotland. It supports gin brands and producers - no matter their size - across Scotland and brings all the latest news and developments to its base of over 100,000 online followers.

    The Society strives to share the real, untold stories and provenance behind Scottish gins through research, distillery visits and an extensive gin network. These engaging stories are showcased on their website and social media channels. 

    Regularly making distillery visits, working in collaboration with brands and producers, and updating their online A-Z and distillery map makes The Society one of the most credible sources of information within the gin industry in Scotland.

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    Solid Liquids

    Solid Liquids are an Edinburgh based company specialising in drinks. Led by bartenders with an eye for detail and a palette for the best tasting drinks we only source the best quality beers, wines and...
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    Solid Liquids are an Edinburgh based company specialising in drinks. Led by bartenders with an eye for detail and a palette for the best tasting drinks we only source the best quality beers, wines and spirits and use fresh and homemade ingredients.

    Catering for all varieties of events from corporate events to weddings and travelling all over the country. We have a core team of drinks experts who can perform anything from a Whisky tasting for a small group right up to running festival bars for thousands.

    Gin is one of our core strengths and since 2014 we have been running the yearly Juniper Festivals on top of having hosted Gin tastings for 3000+ guests in four years.

    Great Drinks, Anywhere.

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    TLT

    TLT are a forward thinking, innovative law firm with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and across the UK. We are especially known for our practise in the food & drink and hospitality sectors, boasting...
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    TLT are a forward thinking, innovative law firm with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and across the UK. We are especially known for our practise in the food & drink and hospitality sectors, boasting the UK’s leading licensing practice both in Scotland and in England & Wales. TLT represent a number of gin and spirit business across the country including obtaining premises licences and other permissions for start-up distilleries, assisting with licensing permissions for expansion of existing premises or varying licences to sell to the public by delivery, online or click and collect. In addition we represent a number of gin and spirit themed bars, hotels, pubs and clubs and we appear on behalf of our clients at every licensing board in Scotland. Our solicitors also provide commercial advice, advice on intellectual property matters such as registering trademarks and trademark disputes, and general property advice including buying, selling and leasing commercial premises, to many existing distilleries and breweries

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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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    Walter Gregors

    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...
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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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    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