Bacardi-Martini Limited has won the distribution rights for Drambuie Liqueur and Drambuie Cream. The deal will commence at the beginning of July this year. 

Dominic Carter, UK sales director of The Drambuie Liqueur Company, said: "Bacardi-Martini shares our aspirations and we feel the company will give us the focused attention we need.  With its strong portfolio of premium brands, Bacardi has achieved notable successes in both the on and off-trade, especially in the critical Christmas period, which is of particular relevance to Drambuie. 

Bacardi-Martini managing director Stella David added: "We are delighted to be able to combine our strengths under this deal, and welcome the Drambuie brands into our premium portfolio."

The agreement means the Drambuie brands are now strategically aligned within one distribution network in the UK, though Drambuie will maintain its marketing in-house. 

Bacardi said in a statement: "Drambuie's share of the UK non-cream liqueur category is strong and growing, while its cream liqueur, launched in 1999, has seen a five-fold sales increase in the off-trade in the last year alone."