Halewood Spirits grows GTR presence with Actium and Wine Classics tie-up

By Charlotte Turner |

Halewood Artisanal Spirits is continuing to strengthen its GTR presence with a new distribution partnership with Actium and Wine Classics International, whilst bolstering its GTR team for continued growth. 

 

One of the UK’s leading independent distillers, Halewood Artisanal Spirits’ portfolio includes Whitley Neill Gin, JJ Whitley Vodka and Dead Man’s Fingers Rum, as well as a line-up of artisanal whiskies including Crabbie’s, Samuel Gelston’s and Aber Falls.

 

The new partnerships will ‘significantly increase’ the distribution of the core portfolio across North America and Latin America through Miami based-distributor Actium, and in Canadian Duty Free through Wine Classics International, said Halewood.

 

GTR TEAM APPOINTMENT

To support with wider expansion within the sector over the coming years, Halewood has also bolstered its GTR team with the appointment of Tara Viesnik into a new role as Global Travel Retail Manager, supporting GTR head Eamon Prunty.

 

Halewood has also bolstered its GTR team with the appointment of Tara Viesnik.

Halewood has also bolstered its GTR team with the appointment of Tara Viesnik.

Eamon Prunty, Head of Global Travel Retail Halewood Artisanal Spirits, said: “Following successful growth in the GTR sector pre-Covid, we now have a fantastic opportunity to start growing our artisanal spirits portfolio globally again with the re-emergence of the sector.

 

“Appointing Actium and Wine Classics will be pivotal to support the next stage of growth in North America, Latin America and Canada and we look forward to working together. The GTR team are also happy to welcome Tara to the team to help support this ongoing expansion”.

 

Louis Chaignaud, Director of the Beverage Division of Actium added: “We at Actium are pleased to represent Halewood’s portfolio in Americas travel retail.

 

‘THE RIGHT TIME’ TO BUILD BRANDS IN TRAVEL RETAIL

“After two years working with the awarded brands Whitley Neill, The Pogues, Dead Man’s Finger and the rest of Halewood’s portfolio in LATAM & Caribbean domestic markets, we are convinced that it is the right time to build the brands in travel retail.

 

“We specialise in premium spirits and the Halewood portfolio fits right in. Our regional team is already in discussion with various TR operators to expand listings in the channel”.

 

Owner and President Wine Classics International Jonathan Hemi, said; “Myself and the team at Wine Classics International are thrilled to be collaborating with such a strong global supplier such as Halewood Artisanal Spirits in Canada’s travel retail market.

Halewood Artisanal Spirits’ portfolio includes Whitley Neill Gin, JJ Whitley Vodka and Dead Man’s Fingers Rum, as well as a line-up of artisanal whiskies including Crabbie’s, Samuel Gelston’s and Aber Falls.

Halewood Artisanal Spirits’ portfolio includes Whitley Neill Gin, JJ Whitley Vodka and Dead Man’s Fingers Rum, as well as a line-up of artisanal whiskies including Crabbie’s, Samuel Gelston’s and Aber Falls.

“Great brands and exceptional people equal a great partnership. Building brands is our strength within the Canadian duty free market. Our duty free partners will also be thrilled to see a premium portfolio of brands that will resonate with their consumers. We are looking forward to a long, prosperous partnership with the Halewood team.”

 

The Halewood Artisanal Spirits portfolio is rolling out across selected travel retail outlets in the Americas now.

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