Top 10 gin industry acquisitions

11th June, 2020 by Nicola Carruthers

Pernod Ricard and The Kyoto Distillery

Ki No Bi

In March 2020, Pernod Ricard made a “significant investment” in Japan’s Kyoto Distillery, the producer of Ki No Bi gin. The deal will also include building a new state-of-the-art distillery.

The investment was made as part of Pernod Ricard’s Transform and Accelerate strategic plan and will also be used to help The Kyoto Distillery “meet growing demand” for Ki No Bi gin.

The ultra-premium brand joined the company’s Gin Hub, sitting alongside the likes of Beefeater, Plymouth, Malfy and Monkey 47.

The Kyoto Distillery was established in Kyoto in 2014 by Marcin Miller and the distillery’s CEO, David Croll. It was Japan’s first dedicated gin distillery.

This month, Kyoto Distillery officially opened its first brand home, called The House of Ki No Bi.

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