British gin hits record exports for 2018

Poll shows UK spirits industry gearing up for growth
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Exports of British gin have reached a record high with producers shipping enough to fill thirty Olympic sized swimming pools in 2018.

The United States remained the most popular destination for British Gin, making up £190 million, or 59% of the total.

Gin exports to Australia doubled from 2017 to 2018 to £24 million.

“It’s fantastic to see that recent successes for British gin is translating into economic benefits for the country, supporting local jobs,” said International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP.

“As UK drinks exports continue to grow from strength to strength, my international economic department is ready to help our firms break into new markets and meet the rising global demand for great British food and drink.”