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Seven Crofts Gin secures Canada and Eastern Europe distribution

Scotland's Highland Liquor Company has secured the first international orders for its Seven Crofts Gin brand.

The new contracts for distribution in Canada and Eastern Europe will see around 700 cases sent initially (equivalent to around 4,000 bottles of gin), with the prospect of further orders later in 2021.

Robert Hicks, co-founder of the Ullapool-based Highland Liquor Company, said: "It’s a dream come true to see demand emerging from premier brand distributors overseas, something we always hoped for but has happened far quicker than expected. It’s testament to the hard work of our team, particularly over what has been such a difficult time for the industry.

"Our base here in Ullapool goes to the heart of our what we do: in terms of flavours, brand and overall approach. Given the village's history and its links with East Europe in the past through fishing, and Canada through emigration it's fitting these are our first overseas markets."

Inspired by the surrounding landscape, Seven Crofts is named after the original seven private dwellings which formed the fishing village of Ullapool in 1791. It is a blend of seven botanicals including juniper, coriander, pink peppercorns, cubebs, cardamom, angelica and fresh lemon peel. 

Robert Hicks and co-founder Fiona Chalmers worked closely with Glasgow design company D8 and the Italian bottle manufacturers to create a tall genever-style bottle, which won the Best New Launch Design at the World Gin Awards 2020.

27 May 2021 - Bethany Whymark