Oct 12

Duty Free Global appointed as Drinksology Kirker Greer’s Global Travel Retail partner

Duty Free Global (DFG) are thrilled to have been appointed as Drinksology Kirker Greer’s Global Travel Retail partner.  The portfolio to be introduced to Global Travel Retail will include Ginato Italian Gin and Ukiyo Japanese Gin and Vodka.  

Drinksology Kirker Greer are Belfast based and are an independent brand owner of an innovative portfolio of Global drinks brands.  They are a pioneering company and one that is at the forefront of the premium drinks category.

Ginato with its distinctive Italian style designed label sums up the essence of Italy.  The range using grapes and citrus fruits from Italy includes the Original Pinot Grigio Gin which makes an amazing Ginato Pinot Grigio Spritz. The Ginato range includes Pinot Grigio, Pompelmo, Melograno and Clementino variants.

Ukiyo Japanese Gin and Vodka are born in Japan and are made from a base of traditional Japanese Shōchū and Awamori spirits.  The term Ukiyo refers to a state of mind emphasising living in the moment, detached from the difficulties of life. 

Ukiyo Blossom Gin and Ukiyo Yuzu Gin are made from a harvest of barley that is first distilled into a traditional Japanese pot still Shōchū spirit. This Shōchū spirit is redistilled in a traditional pot still with Juniper, Mandarin and Spice before infusing the delicate taste of Sakura flower and Yuzu.

Barry Geoghegan commented,
“These are incredible brands from the team at Drinksology from the beautiful packaging to the quality and care that goes into the liquid inside.  We feel these are perfectly suited to the new Travel Retail environment where consumers are seeking premium brands with provenance.  We invite all our global duty-free partners to visit the Virtual Travel Retail Expo this week to find out more and come and taste these fantastic products at the TFWA Show in Cannes. We are located at J35 in the Green Village.”

John Soden, Chief Commercial Officer at DKG commented,
“Drinksology Kirker Greer is delighted to collaborate with Duty Free Global on our Ukiyo and Ginato brands to bring them to the Travel Retail channel as we continue to build our global distribution footprint. We have identified Travel Retail as a critical channel for the success of our Ultra-Premium brands and there is no better team in the business than Duty Free Global. Barry and his team are experts in the area, and we look forward to working closely together to build these amazing brands in this critical channel over the coming years.”

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