Blackwater Distillery has recently secured a €3 million contract with Aldi.
The Waterford distillers gin will now be sold by the German retailer in Australia, UK as well as Ireland.
The contract will allow Aldi Australia's 527 stores to exclusively sell Blackwater Distillery’s Boyle’s Classic Gin and Boyle’s Raspberry Blush Gin.
"Our partnership with Aldi has helped us quadruple our sales since 2016 and has also provided the certainty to invest in and expand our business," said Peter Mulryan, the CEO of Blackwater Distillery.
"It will be our latest spirit on sale on the other side of the globe and means we are now stocked in nearly 1,500 Aldi outlets.”
In a statement, the gin maker said that it has added a new €1.5 million extension to its facility in Cappoquin.
The new extension has created seven new jobs and provides an on-site bottling facility and a visitor centre, Mulryan explained.
It will also increase capacity by 400%.
Aldi's International Business
According to a statement, Aldi is dedicated to increasing the number of Irish products in its stores.
The retailer said that it accounts for nearly half of Blackwater Distillery's yearly sales.
“It is fantastic to see another Irish producer progressing to supply Aldi’s business internationally. Our Boyle’s Gin range has won multiple awards, including gold at the international The Gin Masters competition in London last year," said John Curtin, group buying director, Aldi Ireland.
"I have no doubt Aldi shoppers in Australia will love it too. The new deal is a great example of the huge opportunities that exist for innovative Irish food and drink producers to work with Aldi internationally.”
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