Burleighs Gin temporarily shuts distillery
English gin distiller Burleighs has temporarily closed and stopped taking orders due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’.
A post on the Leicestershire-based distiller’s Facebook page this week revealed the temporary closure.
It read: “The Burleighs Gin distillery is temporarily closed. As a result, we are currently unable to accept orders and will be temporarily postponing all events and Gin Academy sessions in November.”
The company also said it would postpone its pop-up event at coffee shop Public in Loughborough in November.
“We thank you for your patience and understanding in the matter and will update with more information as soon as we can,” the post continued.
The post also added that the company would contact ticketholders for the Gin Academy in due course.
On the company’s website, a notice said: “We are unable to take orders at the moment due to unforeseen circumstances. To be notified when we can please subscribe to our newsletter.”
The Spirits Business has contacted Burleighs Gin for further information.
In February last year, Burleighs Gin secured a £250,000 (US$354,000) investment to expand into new markets.
The company has made several fundraising efforts in recent years, including surpassing its £100,000 (US$130,000) fundraising target to support the development of new products and raising just under £500,000 (US$644,850) worth of investment in one month.
Distillers are facing skyrocketing costs on everything from raw materials to energy bills. A survey conducted by trade group the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) found 57% of distillers have seen energy costs increase by more than 10% in the past year, with 29% witnessing their energy prices double.
Almost a third (30%) of Scotch distillers expect energy costs to double in the next 12 months.