Posted on 16th Jul 2019
Invivo & Co, New Zealand’s most talked about wine and spirits producer, announced today it has signed a distribution agreement with EuroVintageto distribute the Graham Norton GiN brand in New Zealand.
The agreement will see EuroVintage distributing both Graham Norton’s Own Irish GiN, in the London Dry style, and Graham Norton’s Own Pink GiN. The two gins have been popular since launching this February in the UK and Ireland, with 25,000 bottles sold in the first week of launch.
For Invivo co-founder Tim Lightbourne, it’s another big step for the company: “Since we launched the gins in the Northern Hemisphere, we’ve had considerable interest from New Zealand trade and public asking when they can try them. We are really looking forward to launching the gins in New Zealand with the team at EuroVintage,” he says.
Nick Hern EuroVintage Chief Executive adds “Consumer interest in premium gin is unprecedented in New Zealand and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome such an innovative brand to our portfolio. Both gins over-deliver in the glass and will benefit significantly from the unique profile and reputation that only Graham Norton can provide.”
The gins are already enjoying a number of accolades since launching this year, including:
Norton’s Own IRISH GiN
Gold, The Gin Masters 2019
Gold, Women's Wine & Spirit Awards 2019
92/100, The Sunday Times Ireland
Norton’s Pink GiN
Trophy for ‘Gin of the Year’ and Gold, The Women’s Wine and Spirit Awards
Silver, The Gin Masters
Silver, San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Invivo partnered with West Cork Distillery in Ireland to produce the gin. Co-founders Rob and Tim have spent time at the distillery with Graham Norton, perfecting the blends. See Graham working on his gin here: https://vimeo.com/333022540