Top 10 gin industry acquisitions

11th June, 2020 by Nicola Carruthers

Brown-Forman and Fords Gin

Also in June 2019, Jack Daniel’s owner Brown-Forman moved into the super-premium gin category with the purchase of Fords Gin maker The 86 Company.

The recipe for Fords Gin was created as part of a collaboration between Simon Ford and Charles Maxwell, of Thames Distillers. Made with a traditional base of juniper and coriander, the gin is steeped for 15 hours before distillation.

“Fords Gin is a unique brand with terrific momentum in one of the fastest growing categories in spirits,” Lawson Whiting, president and CEO of Brown-Forman, said at the time of the announcement. “We look forward to building Fords Gin into another iconic brand in our portfolio.”

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