Spirits brand The British Honey Company (BHC) has confirmed the acquistion of The London Distillery Company.

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed however the move will expand BHC’s product range and customer base as part of the company’s growth strategy for 2020.

The London Distillery Company was first founded in 1807, and revived in 2011. As well as its flagship Dodd’s Gin range, the company also produces the Kew Organic Spirits range and a four year-old rye whiskey, which is claimed to be the first whiskey distilled in London in over a century.

The London Distillery Company exports to more than 20 countries around the world including France, Italy, China, Australia, and Canada. In the UK, the company’s products are distributed exclusively by Boutique Bar Brands.

BHC was founded in 2014 and produces a range of honey and fruit infused spirits under the Keepr’s brand.

Michael Williams, founder and CEO of BHC, said: “The combined business will offer an enhanced range of products whilst expanding into a new customer base, which includes major supermarkets including Waitrose and leading quality stores such as Harvey Nichols and Fortnum and Mason.

“We are very excited to merge the businesses and build our expert team, as we seek new ways to expand our offering and increase sales through additional channels here in the UK and around the world.”

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