Halewood, the UK-based wine and spirits firm, is expanding its footprint in Australia by buying local spirits firm Ironbark Distillery and setting up a dedicated Australian division, according to a report in Spirits Business.
Based in New South Wales, Ironbark Distillery markets vodka, gin, rum and moonshine, which are described as being produced using local mountain spring water. Under the terms of the deal, the distillery’s flagship brand Ironbark Dry Gin will be exported to the UK, the USA and China.
Through its new Halewood Australia division, Halewood is also planning to market brands including Whitley Neill gin, JJ Whitley gin, Dead Man’s Fingers rum, Aber Falls spirits, and the Peaky Blinder spirits range in Australia.
Commenting on the move, Halewood Wines & Spirits CEO Stewart Hainsworth said: “The formation of the Halewood Australia business is an exciting step for us internationally and will allow us to introduce our wider portfolio. We look forward to successfully developing the Ironbark brand globally”.
Source: The Spirits Business