Summergate launches new gin for HK
23rd July, 2014 by Rupert Millar
Summergate has announced it is to be the sole importer and distributor of London No.1 gin in Hong Kong and Macau.
The first batch of the gin will be available later this month and will distributed mainly in the on-trade and selected off-trade accounts.
A quadruple distilled gin from London, No.1 is flavoured with cinnamon, angelica, bergamot and gardenia flowers the latter botanical giving the gin a bluish tint.
“Simply said, this is a great gin!” said Ian Ford, co-founder and general manager of Summergate. “For 15 years now Summergate has been building relationships directly with food and beverage professionals all across greater China, and The London No. 1 Gin is an ideal addition to the range of premium drinks that we offer” said Ford.
Gin has grown hugely in greater China in recent years, with imports doubling over the past three years alone – albeit from a small base.