The world’s best-selling gin brands right now


Brand owner: William Grant and Sons

Volume 2018: 1.3m

Volume 2019: 1.4m

Change: 7.7%

The quirky cucumber-garnished gin brand Hendrick’s maintained its spot in the top ranking, reporting solid growth of 7.7% for the brand in 2019. The Scottish spirits group reported turnover of £1.3 billion over the course of 2018, according to the company’s latest financial results – a rise of 11.6% – thanks to the success of its core brands.

The company posted a 4% post-tax profit growth to £260 million, which was nevertheless down on 2017. This was attributed to the opening of a new Hendrick’s Gin distillery, a new Arete packaging centre for its premium portfolio, and the company’s first bottling operation in India. The £13m Hendrick’s ‘gin palace’, which opened in October, comes complete with a palm house, two hot houses, two still houses, a laboratory, flavour library, lecture theatre and gin bar.

Still, while investment in 2018 might have dented profits, it didn’t dent its brand strength, with 2019 proving a solid year for Hendrick’s. Not a brand to stand still, this year the team continued to live up to its eccentric nature, launching a limited edition ‘Lunar’ gin in the UK. Described as “distinctly floral with a delicate spicy finish”, the small batch gin is the second release from master distiller Leslie Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities at the brand’s Gin Palace in Scotland, and follows the launch of Gracie’s Midsummer Solstice Gin in 2019. According to brand owner William Grant & Sons, the gin was conceived “beneath the celestial light of the moon and yields an alluring complexity and a delightful warmth, which is best suited to refreshing sundowners and night-sipping”.

2 Responses to “The world’s best-selling gin brands right now”

  1. F. George Dunham, III says:

    A trick I learned from a coworker is this, when you haven’t showered and you are enjoying a martini made with Gordon’s, take a drop and dab it behind your ears and under your shirt and it will mask your body odor. Only Gordon’s works this way because it is clean and smells like soap. Otherwise you will smell like a wino.

  2. Nigel Greening says:

    And where is by far the biggest selling gin in the world… Ginebra San Miguel?

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