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Spirits distiller Harrogate Tipple signs first distribution deal for UK

Gin and whisky distiller Harrogate Tipple has signed a deal for exclusive UK distribution with Boutique Bar Brands (BBB).

The North Yorkshire company's range of spirits, which includes Harrogate Gin and Rum and the Downton Abbey whisky and gin range, is currently available in Booths, Fenwicks department stores and a number of independent outlets.

It hopes the new distribution deal with BBB - which has a network of 45 wholesalers nationwide and a portfolio including spirits, beers and ciders - will extend its reach in on-trade, off-trade and online, particularly in premium outlets.

Established four years ago by Steven and Sally Green, and supported by renowned distiller Tom Nichol, Harrogate Tipple sources many of its botanicals from the kitchen garden and Victorian hothouse of the Ripley Castle Estate, where it is based.

Steven Green said: "This partnership is our first distribution deal and marks another important step in our development. BBB has a fantastic reputation in the industry; it only represents the very best brands that have a story to tell. We will be able to benefit from this leading drinks agency's extensive knowledge and contacts."

Philip Harding, co-founder of BBB, added: "We believe that Harrogate Tipple's unique offering, supported by BBB's network, sales team and reach, will be a great combination, enabling it to become a nationally recognised brand."

13 March 2020 - Bethany Whymark