Brockmans is also available in the UK and Spain

Brockmans is also available in the UK and Spain

Ginuine, the owner of Brockmans Gin, has launched the brand in the US.

Brockmans, which is also available in the UK and Spain, was rolled out in the off- and on-trade in Massachusetts and New Jersey last week, Ginuine CEO Neil Everitt told just-drinks today (4 February). The UK-based company plans to import 1,000 nine-litre cases to the US in the first year.

“I'd rather go slow and get it right,” Everitt said. “I'm a firm believer in the drinks industry maxim that says it takes ten years to be an overnight success."

Ruby Wines is handling the gin's distribution in Massachusetts while Fedway controls New Jersey. Brockmans will retail in the US for US$34.99 per bottle, Everitt said.

Ginuine, which appointed a new CEO and FD late last year, is looking at other US markets to enter, including New York, Los Angeles and Miami, Everitt added.

Brockmans was launched in 2009 and sells about 20,000 nine-litre cases a year. The UK accounts for about 10% of sales, Switzerland 3% and Spain taking up the remainder.  

To read a just-drinks interview with the brand director for Pernod Ricard's Beefeater gin, click here.

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