WATERFORD’S Blackwater Distillery has secured a new contract worth more than €3 million to supply its premium gins to Aldi stores across Australia, the UK and Ireland.
The announcement was made as Blackwater Distillery opened a €1.5m extension to its facility in Cappoquin, creating seven new jobs.
The new deal will see the distillery’s Boyle’s Classic Gin and Boyle’s Raspberry Blush Gin sold in Aldi Australia’s 527 stores, becoming the latest Irish based food and drink producer to supply Aldi’s Australian business.
Blackwater Distillery has worked with Aldi since 2016, developing the private-label Boyle’s Gin brand exclusively for the retailer’s Irish and UK markets.
The volume of product supplied by Blackwater Distillery to Aldi has grown by almost 900% over the past two years, with Aldi selling 140,800 bottles of the Boyle’s Gin range in 2018 across Ireland and Britain.