Edinburgh Gin secures World Duty Free listing

6th December, 2016 by Kristiane Sherry

Dufry-owned travel retailer World Duty Free has listed Ian Macleod Distillers’ recent acquisition Edinburgh Gin at its Edinburgh Airport store.

(L-R) Louise Bishop, retail performance manager at Edinburgh Airport; Andy Lane, travel retail director at Ian Macleod Distillers and Claire Branagan, World Duty Free trading manager at the Edinburgh Airport store

(L-R) Louise Bishop, retail performance manager at Edinburgh Airport; Andy Lane, travel retail director at Ian Macleod Distillers and Claire Branagan, World Duty Free trading manager at the Edinburgh Airport store

The signature Edinburgh Gin release will be positioned towards gifting and those looking to take home a “taste of Edinburgh”.

“We are delighted to be working with World Duty Free and announce our first listing at Edinburgh Airport,” said Andy Lane, travel retail director, Ian Macleod Distillers.

“We are frequently asked if customers can buy Edinburgh Gin at the airport and I am delighted to say that now you can.

“As Scotland’s busiest airport, being able to buy Edinburgh Gin there makes perfect sense for travellers looking for a quality Scottish gin to purchase on their way home.”

World Duty Free liquor category buying manager UK, Nigel Sandals, added: “Offering passengers the chance to indulge in premium products specific to the local market helps ensure we’re continually providing the ultimate airport shopping experience.

“Edinburgh Gin has already been hugely popular amongst travellers at Edinburgh Airport and is a fantastic addition to our wide spirits range. We look forward to working with Edinburgh Gin and developing our relationship further.”

Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s chief executive, commented: “It is fantastic to see Edinburgh Gin on the shelves at the World Duty Free store in Edinburgh Airport.  Scotland’s vast array of incredible produce deserves to be celebrated and we are totally committed to helping to promote Scottish goods and exports wherever possible.”

Edinburgh Gin is bottled at 43% abv, retailing at £24.99 (about US$31) for 70cl.

Ian Macleod Distillers acquired Edinburgh Gin for an undisclosed sum in September 2016.

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