Remy bought Bruichladdich in 2012

Remy bought Bruichladdich in 2012

Remy Cointreau is expanding the launch of Bruichladdich distillery's The Botanist Islay Dry Gin into the Travel Retail channel.

The gin, which was first released in the UK in 2010, will be available from next month in Dufry airport stores in Italy, Switzerland and Russia, Remy said earlier today (24 February). The gin will later be released more widely in the channel, the company added.

It will retail for EUR42.99 (US$59) per bottle.

The Botanist contains 31 botanicals, 22 of which are native to Bruichladdich's Scottish island home of Islay, the company claims.

Bruichladdich, which is known mainly for its Islay whiskies, was bought by Remy for GBP58m (US$90.3m) in September 2012. Bruichladdich has since set up its own UK distribution company.