Food & Drink

Proof Drinks expands global presence

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UK distributor Proof Drinks has launched within the Australian market, with a watch to additional worldwide enlargement.

Proof Drinks Australia

Proof Drinks has opened a distribution department in Australia

The Australian department is a three way partnership between Paul Ferguson and James McDermott, homeowners of Proof Drinks, and spirits business veterans Drew Doty and Craig Dearden, who will lead the brand new operation as managing director and operations director, respectively.

“We have now been seeking to launch in Australia for a lot of years, nonetheless, we would have liked the proper companions,” commented McDermott.

“Craig and Drew supply a wealth of expertise to make sure the manufacturers within the Proof Australia portfolio develop successfully.”

The partnership will convey manufacturers resembling Cazcabel Tequila, Kavka Vodka, Silent Pool Gin, Lower Rum, The Misplaced Explorer Mezcal, Storywood Tequila and Proclamation Whiskey to the Australian market.

“Income within the Australian spirits section amounted to US$3,877m in 2021, providing a big alternative for Proof’s manufacturers,” Ferguson defined.

“We consider the manufacturers that we now have chosen align with the wants of the Australian customers.”

To Australia and past

Proof Drinks Australia has already gained listings for quite a lot of its manufacturers in additional than 1,500 stores within the nation.

It’s additionally wanting additional afield, and has secured distribution for some merchandise in New Zealand, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Managing director Doty views the Australian enlargement as a springboard for distribution in different nations. “Launching Proof Drinks’ sister firm in Australia will imply we could have the chance to develop the enterprise mannequin and take away boundaries for potential manufacturers seeking to enter into new and thrilling markets,” he stated.

“By offering them with the platforms and instruments they want, our objective is to assist hand chosen premium alcohol/non-alcohol manufacturers, with unimaginable tales, enter into the Australian and APAC markets seamlessly, and with excessive impression.”

Proof Drinks launched within the UK in 2010. Final yr, the distributor ushered a lot of big-name manufacturers into its UK portfolio, together with Compass Box Whiskey and actor Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin (later sold to Diageo in a massive US$610 million deal).

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