Saltash-based Trevethan Distillery has received a major investment from the family owners of Cornwall’s Ince Castle Estate.
The investment will be used to strengthen the brand through marketing which in turn will drive volume growth in the UK and push exports.
There are also plans for new product development after the business dipped its toe into the dark spirits market last year after launching Trevethan Cask Aged Golden Rum. The cash injection will also create additional jobs in Cornwall and out of county by expanding its national sales teams.
Co-founder and head distiller, John Hall, said: “We couldn’t be more delighted to be working with our new investors who share the same vision and belief in our values. Their investment will enable us to meet the growing demand for ultra-premium spirits and from humble Cornish roots, amplify Trevethan’s story globally while staying committed to our core values and never compromising on quality.”
Since being founded in 2015, Trevethan has been on an upward curve of success, with its flagship Trevethan Cornish Dry Gin winning an award every single year. In 2021, it was named ‘UK Gin Producer of the Year’ by the International Wine & Spirits Competition and was listed by Forbes magazine as one of the ‘World’s Top 20 Gins’.