Spirits company Quintessential Brands has added a new production line for 5cl miniature bottles at G&J Distillers in Warrington.
The first run of the new production line was officially started by Helen Jones, Warrington North MP, last month.
The new miniature bottles production line has the capability to produce 200,000 units (5cl bottles) per week, enabling G&J Distillers to capitalise on the buoyant market for miniature bottles of spirits.
The facility is expected to further boost Quintessential Brands’ domestic and global export sales for its popular gin brands, which include BLOOM, Opihr, Thomas Dakin and Berkeley Square, as well as G&J Distillers’ flagship brand, Greenall’s, which has been handcrafted in Warrington since 1761.
In addition, Quintessential Brands will also bottle its award-winning Irish whiskies – including The Dubliner, the Dublin Liberties and The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey – on the new miniatures line, as well as miniatures for other brand owners and retailers through its commercial arm.
Warren Scott, CEO and Co-Founder of Quintessential Brands said: “The miniatures market presents significant opportunity for the spirits industry, and as the world’s foremost gin distillers, we are proud that G&J Distillers is right at the forefront of this trend.
“With over 250 years of gin distilling heritage, G&J Distillers is a true icon of the spirits industry and we’re committed to ensuring it remains that way in the future.”
Scott said the company will soon be starting a new recruitment drive with production at G&J Distillers increasing.