Distillery in the pink with Co-op gin deal

Just the tonic: Niall Macalister Hall of Beinn an Tuirc Distillers

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An Argyll distillery is toasting a deal with the Co-op which will see its Kintyre Pink Gin available at up to 50 stores across Scotland.

Beinn an Tuirc Distillers, based in Carradale, employs six people and created its first bottle of spirit in 2017. It uses an on-site hydro-electric scheme to power the distillations to produce  sustainable spirits.

Niall Macalister Hall, director, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with Co-op. The listing comes at an important time to support our business. The additional awareness, reach and availability from being stocked in our local Co-op and in communities across the country is a huge boost. We are confident our unique gin will be enjoyed by Co-op customers.’

Kevin Buchan, Co-op local sourcing buying manager Scotland, said: ‘We are delighted to be working closely with local distillers. Co-op is all about connecting communities, making a difference and creating value locally and our work to celebrate and support local suppliers and showcase our great Scottish food and drink is a cornerstone of this approach.’

The announcement of the deal co-incided with Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight which ran until September 20.