11th June, 2020 by Nicola Carruthers
From up-and-coming London distillers to established bartender brands, we look back at some of the gin industry’s biggest acquisitions to mark World Gin Day this Saturday (13 June).
Fords Gin was sold to Brown-Forman last year
Over the past year, French firm Pernod Ricard has made a flurry of deals in the gin sector, with a focus on super-premium and ultra-premium brands.
Meanwhile, a number of drinks groups made their first foray into the category, including Licor 43 owner Zamora Company and Mast-Jägermeister.
Perhaps one of the most talked about acquisitions was actor Ryan Reynolds’ purchase of American brand Aviation Gin in 2018.
Some notable omissions from our top 10 list include White Claw owner Mark Anthony Brands’ purchase of Irish gin producer Glendalough Distillery and a former Diageo CEO’s move to buy a stake in British brand Brockmans.
Click through the following pages to see our selection of the top 10 acquisitions across the gin category.