Quintessential takes over Cockspur Rum UK distribution

30th August, 2017 by Amy Hopkins

Greenall’s Gin maker Quintessential Brands has taken over UK distribution of Cockspur Rum from Whyte & Mackay.

Cockspur Rum will be distributed in the UK by Quintessential Brands from 1 September

Barbados-produced Cockspur Rum was acquired by Woodland Radicle for an undisclosed sum in July this year. Its line consists of traditional rum, a ready-to-drink rum punch, and a line of ‘splashes’ suitable for mixing in cocktails.

Cockspur will be distributed through Quintessential Brands’s off-trade and on-trade distribution arms, Essential Drinks and Marblehead Brand Development respectively, from 1 September 2017.

Its contract with Whyte & MacKay will cease at the end of August.

“Cockspur Rum is a brand with great potential in the UK right now,” said Warran Scott, co-founder and CEO of Quintessential Brands. “It epitomises the fun, relaxed party vibe of Barbados where the brand was born over 130 years ago and it’s this authenticity that appeals to the growing legion of rum drinkers in the UK today.

“We’re delighted to be distributing the brand on behalf of Woodland Radicle in the UK and we’re looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”

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