As excitement around the Rugby World Cup mounts, Greenall’s Gin is pleased to announce that it is continuing its partnership deal with Bath Rugby for a second season, bringing the teamwork and handcrafted skill that goes into making its award-winning original London Dry Gin to Bath Rugby fans and visitors all season.
The agreement sees the best-selling gin brand, made for over 250 years in Cheshire at the UK’s foremost gin distillery, G&J Greenall’s, have pouring rights and branding throughout the ground. As the official gin partner, Greenall’s will be served across all bars with its Original London Dry Gin, best-selling Wild Berry Gin, new Blueberry Gin and recently relaunched ready-to-drink range all on offer. Further visibility will be assured through point of sale materials.
As the UK’s third largest gin brand, in the last quarter alone Greenall’s sales performance in the off-trade has outpaced total gin category growth. The brand’s success follows a high-profile campaign which saw Greenall’s highlight its status as the only major gin producer to have zero-sugar in its flavoured gins, a message that is resonating with shoppers nationwide.
The partnership will be supported through PR and social media and brand activation at home games, culminating with a major Greenall’s brand activation at The Clash on 18th April 2020, when Bath Rugby will go head-to-head with Wasps at Twickenham Stadium.
Rob Curteis, Global Marketing Director of Gins, at brand owner, Quintessential Brands, adds: “We’re delighted to be bringing Greenall’s together with Bath Rugby for a second year to celebrate our shared values of teamwork and handcrafted skill. We share a commitment to achieving consistent excellence – for Bath Rugby, that’s working together on the field to win every match, and for Greenall’s, it’s our distilling team working hand to hand to ensure the outstanding quality for which Greenall’s Gin is renowned is evident in every bottle. We’re looking forward to another great season and providing Bath Rugby supporters and visiting supporters with quality gin experiences to match the quality displays provided by the Bath Rugby team on the pitch.”
Ben Wells, Chief Commercial Officer at Bath Rugby commented: “We are delighted to join forces with Greenall’s for a second year. There is a natural affinity between the two parties when it comes to heritage. The combination of rich history and an award-winning range of offerings provides a solid foundation to build a long-lasting relationship. We are pleased to offer rugby supporters the chance to experience this quality first-hand.”
Source: IRI Supermarkets GB & NI –08.09.2019 – Volume ‘000 9L , volume % growth MAT, volume % growth and 12we
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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.