Angus based Gin Bothy, already widely recognised as one of Scotland’s leading gin companies, has now partnered with Total Wine & More, America‘s largest independent retailer of fine wine, to sell Gin Bothy’s Original and Gunshot Gins in 229 of their stores across 27 states.
Founded in 2015, Gin Bothy uses traditional methods of production to deliver their premium gin. The 2021 Scottish Retail Food and Drink Awards saw Gin Bothy win a Gold Award for their Gunshot Gin, alongside a Silver Award for sister company, Hipflask Spirits’ Spiced Rum.
The Great Taste Awards in 2021 saw their Rum Bothy win the coveted 3-star Award and Hipflask Spirits win a 2-star Award. Combined with their previous wins, this gives Gin Bothy the highest number of Great Taste awards in Scotland.
This partnership will double Gin Bothy’s current production and a full time Production Manager will be employed to cope with demand.
The first export will contain 6000 units, all with Gin Bothy’s personal touch of being numbered, batched and poured by hand in Scotland.
Talks originally began at Gleneagles Hotel’s Showcasing Scotland event, organised by Scotland Food & Drink and government agency Scottish Development International (SDI), in 2019, where some of the world’s largest food and drinks buyers were in attendance.
Kim Cameron, Gin Bothy Founder, said: “It’s taken time and persistence, but we are finally there…” as the deal came to completion.
Revenue in the Gin segment amounts to US$2,826m in 2022 in The United States. The market is expected to grow annually by 5.88%* demonstrating the significant potential of the partnership.
Kim Cameron said, “We’re thrilled to be growing our Stateside customer base in 2022 and we have set our sights on Canada next."
She added: “We hope to spread the Bothy love even further afield in the coming years, as we continue to expand our export adventure and develop our global network.”