Brown-Forman has appointed Coe Vintners to be the exclusive distributor for its Tequila Herradura and el Jimador Tequila brands in the UK.

The company said today (28 August) that, from October, Herradura Silver, Herradura Reposado, Herradura Añejo, el Jimador Blanco, and el Jimador Reposado will be available in the country. The company added that a limited stock of the extra aged Herradura Seleccion Suprema will also be available on application.

Brown-Forman managing director for Western Europe David Dearie said: "We are very pleased to have reached a distribution agreement with Coe Vintners. They are the perfect distribution partner to help build the Tequila Herradura and el Jimador tequila brands in the UK market."

Coe Vintners will also appoint UK brand ambassadors, whose responsibility will focus on informing the trade and consumers about the tequila category, said the company.

Coe Vintners business development manager Nick Gillett added: "We understand Brown-Forman's brand-building philosophy and look forward to making these fine brands available throughout the UK. Their addition to our portfolio underlines our policy of representing products that are regarded as being among the best in category by the most important judges - the bartenders."