The acquisition includes the Cardrona distillery and visitor center near Wanaka in New Zealand’s Crown Range, as well as Cardrona’s portfolio of brands including its single malt whisky, Reid vodka, The Source gin and Rose Rabbit liqueurs.
Malcolm Leask, Managing Director (UK) of International Beverage, said: “The team has done an excellent job creating Cardrona’s super premium brands with so much integrity, quality and of potential for the future. We look forward to working with them to build on their success within our international network, while strengthening our portfolio of premium spirits for the global market.
Following the company’s recent acquisition of Larsen Cognac Companythe deal will give International Beverage “a foothold in the dynamic New World spirits category,” the company said.
International Beverage will focus on investing in the purpose-built distillery site, maximizing the potential of Cardrona’s brands in the New Zealand, UK and US markets.
Founder and Managing Director of Cardrona Distillery, Desiree Reid, added: “Building Cardrona has been a remarkable journey, made possible by the work and support of so many people. »