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The Connacht Distillery Expands Into The UK

The Connacht Distillery has announced its expansion into the UK with the appointment of Spirit Cartel as its distributor for its whiskey brands in the UK market.

According to the whiskey and spirits producer, Spirit Cartel will be responsible for supplying Connacht Distillery’s award-winning Connacht Single Malt Irish Whiskey and Ballyhoo Single Grain whiskies, targeting on- and off-trades, including major supermarkets in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.

Under the new agreement the two whiskies will immediately be carried by iconic Corrigan’s Mayfair restaurant and all ten Pivovar Freehouses.

David Hood, general manager of Spirit Cartel, said, "At Spirit Cartel, we only work with brands we believe in and The Connacht Distillery has made fantastic inroads in launching their two premium whiskies."

Killian O'Sullivan, commercial director at the Connacht Distillery, said, “It has taken time to find the right distributor in what is a key Irish whiskey market, but the cultural fit with that we have with David and the Spirit Cartel team, as well as the incredible range of premium spirits which they already distribute in other categories, make this the natural move for Connacht Distillery.”

'Cultural Fit'

Established in 2015, the Connacht Distillery has found 'major success' with its two whiskey brands.

Launching last year, Connacht Single Malt Irish Whiskey is the first whiskey to be distilled in Co. Mayo in over 150 years.

The brands will be joining Spirit Cartel’s portfolio of premium spirit brands including Four Roses Bourbon, Westward Whiskey and Equiano Rum.

It has taken time to find the right distributor in what is a key Irish whiskey market, but the cultural fit with that we have with David [Hood] and the Spirit Cartel team, as well as the incredible range of premium spirits which they already distribute in other categories, make this the natural move for Connacht Distillery,Killian O'Sullivan, commercial director at the Connacht Distillery, added. 

© 2022 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. For more drinks news, click here. Click sign up to subscribe to Checkout.

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