Terlato Wines has agreed “long-term” deals to distribute Langley’s No.8 gin and Tigre Blanc vodka in the US as part of a launch of an “artisan” spirits unit. 

Langley’s No.8, a “super premium” London dry gin, produced by the Langley Distillery in Birmingham, will be available in the US from “early 2014”, Illinios-headquartered Terlato said yesterday (27 August). Tigre Blanc, a “super-premium” vodka produced in the Cognac region from 100% French wheat, is also joining Terlato’s US portfolio.

“The spirits business is evolving," said Terlato’s CEO, William Terlato. "It's starting to look a lot like the wine business, with mixologists, craft bartenders and consumers embracing a new category of small-production, hand-crafted, super-premium brands.”

Terlato said its artisan spirits portfolio will include “hand-crafter premium spirits” from around the world, including gin, vodka, Scotch, Cognac, Tequila and rum. The portfolio will have its own “dedicated” sales and marketing team.