will highlight Pernod Ricards Beefeater, Beefeater 24 and Plymouth gin brands will highlight Pernod Ricard's Beefeater, Beefeater 24 and Plymouth gin brands

Pernod Ricard has announced the launch of a consumer website designed to promote its Beefeater and Plymouth gin brands.

The site, entitled, was introduced to trade press at Beefeater's distillery in London yesterday (10 May), by Chivas Brothers, Pernod Ricard's UK-based Scotch whisky and premium gin unit. The division is hoping that growing consumer demand for information on gin cocktails will drive traffic to the site.

Information available to consumers include gin cocktail recipes, bar recommendations and bartender profiles. The site, which has been created by Publicis Modem, will be highlighted through PR campaigns in the UK and US, while plans are afoot to look at a translation into two or three other languages later this year.

Jenny Shipton, international marketing manager for gins at Chivas Brothers, said that the unit has a “responsibility to educate and excite consumers” about gin.

“With such variety in consumption habits across the world, including the top three gin markets – the UK, the US and Spain – the website is the ideal vehicle to share these trends, while at the same time challenging some well-worn ideas on how to enjoy gin,” Shipton said.

Separately, just-drinks has learnt that Beefeater, which has run two limited edition seasonal gin variants in the last 12 months – one for Summer, one for Winter – is looking to release a third limited edition in time for the UK summer.