Brown‑Forman Corporation announced today that it has completed the purchase of the Gin Mare brands from Vantguard and MG Destilerías. The company announced its agreement to purchase in September 2022. Purchase price was not disclosed.
“We are excited to welcome Gin Mare and Gin Mare Capri to Brown‑Forman’s super-premium portfolio,” said Lawson Whiting, President and CEO, Brown‑Forman. “As a unique gin with a distinctive taste profile, Gin Mare is an exciting addition to our company and we believe it will contribute positively to our growth and success.”
Gin Mare, the world’s No. 1 ultra-premium gin, is a Spanish gin with a Mediterranean-inspired recipe of botanicals, including Arbequina olives, thyme, rosemary, and basil. Gin Mare Capri, introduced last year, is made with Italian bergamot and lemons, along with Gin Mare’s four principal botanicals.
Gin Mare will continue to be produced at MG Destilerías in Vilanova i la Geltrú, a ﬁshing village between the Costa Brava and the Costa Dorada.
About Gin Mare:
Established in 2010, Gin Mare is the first gin that distills the Mediterranean lifestyle into a bottle. Gin Mare uses a unique blend of botanicals that include Arbequina Spanish olives, basil, rosemary, and thyme. The distillery, located about 50 kilometers outside of Barcelona in an old fishing village, includes a custom-made still housed within an 18th century chapel. With a base of premium barley and independently distilled Mediterranean-inspired botanicals, the ingredients combine for the brand’s signature blend, allowing each botanical to be expressed in the final product.
For more than 150 years, Brown‑Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee RTDs, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Coopers’ Craft, The GlenDronach, Benriach, Glenglassaugh, Slane, Herradura, el Jimador, New Mix, Korbel, Sonoma‑Cutrer, Finlandia, Chambord, Gin Mare, and Fords Gin. Brown‑Forman’s brands are supported by approximately 5,200 employees globally and sold in more than 170 countries worldwide.