Greenall’s, the no.2 standard gin in the UK off trade, has introduced Greenall’s Black Cherry Gin to its popular, flavoured gin range, launching in the UK as the summer season gets underway. 
Greenall’s conducted consumer research to find the next big flavour that would appeal to both current and potential gin shoppers with just over half of respondents saying that cherry would be an appealing flavour to them.
The research went on to reveal that 81% of total shoppers agreed that Greenall’s Black Cherry was a product that they would consider purchasing and 74% of total shoppers said that they would buy it in addition to their current alcohol purchases.
Greenall’s Black Cherry, a bold fruity flavour balanced with the character of Greenall’s Original London Dry Gin, provides a distinctive taste that packs an exciting & luscious fruity punch. It’s made with natural black cherries and, unlike many other flavoured gins, without the addition of sugar or sweeteners.
Greenall’s Black Cherry is the latest innovation from the iconic brand which turns 260 years old this year and has been created by renowned Master Distiller, Joanne Moore, at the world’s foremost gin distillery, G&J Distillers, in Warrington. Reaffirming the brand’s position as the leader in mindful ‘ginnovation’, the new flavour continues the brand’s mission to respect the rich heritage, craftsmanship and traditions of gin, whilst also showcasing the category’s versatility and relevance.
The new expression will complement Greenall’s existing Wild Berry, Blueberry and Blood Orange & Fig flavoured gin offering. The launch of Greenall’s Black Cherry will add a fourth eye catching SKU to the colourful range thanks to its bold purple bottle, helping to drive further stand out on shelf.
Stacey Kong, Global Marketing Manager for Greenall’s Gin, comments; “Following the success of the existing Greenall’s flavoured gin range, which has proven incredibly popular with consumers, we’re really excited to be adding Black Cherry into the mix.
“Our consumer research found that gin drinkers crave familiar flavours, and Black Cherry really appealed to them, but wasn’t readily already available on the market. This is the first black cherry flavoured gin that will be available to the public, and we are confident it will do well.
Priced at £15 for a 70cl bottle, Greenall’s Black Cherry Gin will launch across the UK in selected Bargain Booze stores from 25th May, followed by amazon.co.uk and selected wholesalers later this year.
 Source: IRI Supermarkets GB & NI – 21.03.2021 – Volume ‘000 9L, volume % growth MAT, volume % growth and 12we
 Source: Attest Survey – run on the 2nd December 2020 – 250 respondents, 149 current shoppers flavoured gin shoppers , 101 non rejectors
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Greenall’s, the original handcrafted British gin, has been proudly distilled at the world’s oldest continuous gin distillers –G&J Distillers – in Cheshire, North-West England for over 250 years.
Renowned Master Distiller, Joanne Moore, is the current custodian of a secret recipe which was first created in 1761 by Thomas Dakin, the forefather of London Dry Gin, and the heritage of whom is carefully retained to this day by a dedicated team who continue both to weigh the finest botanicals and load the copper stills entirely by hand.
GREENALL’S BLACK CHERRY GIN TASTING NOTES
Nose – Rich, sweet, woody & fruity notes with a touch of spice, compliments the more earthy tones of Greenall’s gin character.
Taste – A smooth and rounded mouthfeel, leading with the sweet and fruity notes of the black cherries and balanced with juniper camphor notes.
Finish – A sweet & fruity finish balanced with juniper notes
Greenall’s Black Cherry Gin Fizz:
- 50ml Greenall’s Black Cherry Gin
- 5-6 pitted cherries
- 15ml fresh lime juice
- Soda water (& prosecco for a more special occasion)
Place cherries in a glass and muddle together. Stir in lime juice and gin. Add half a cup of ice then top with half prosecco and half soda. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge and cherry.
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Quintessential Brands is an award-winning international spirits company, dedicated to distilling and crafting the world’s best alcohol brands for consumers and customers globally. Pioneering spirits of the industry, inspired since 1761 by their founder, Thomas Dakin, Quintessential Brands Group delivers a diverse portfolio of award-winning, best-selling spirits with unrivalled heritage and craftsmanship.
Founded in 2011 by Enzo Visone, former CEO of Gruppo Campari, and entrepreneur, Warren Scott, Quintessential Brands Group owns world-class manufacturing facilities across Europe, including G&J Distillers, the world’s oldest continuous gin distillers, in Cheshire, UK; L&L in France, a leading manufacturer of fruit spirits and liqueurs; Irish Cream artisan producers, First Ireland Spirits; and the Dublin Liberties Distillery, which opened in 2019. Renowned for its white spirits expertise at G&J Distillers, Quintessential Brands has won International Spirit Challenge Gin Producer of the Year three times and is fast winning a reputation as one of the most exciting new Irish whiskey producers to emerge on the scene.
Quintessential Brands’ award-winning premium brands portfolio includes Greenall’s The Original Handcrafted Gin, BLOOM London Dry Gin, Thomas Dakin Small Batch Gin, Berkeley Square London Dry Gin, and Opihr Gin. Its Irish brands include The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey, The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, Feeney’s Irish Cream Liqueur and O’Mara’s Irish Country Cream. iqueurs in the portfolio include Alizé and Toussaint Coffee Rum Liqueur. The company is also a leader in contract bottling and own label & private label spirits, working with retail partners across the world to provide spirits solutions of unrivalled quality.