Anno Distillers Limited
Anno Distillers was formed in 2011 as a new, luxury British distillery to create high quality spirits using innovative and natural ingredients. The founders, Dr Andy Reason and Dr Norman Lewis, both PhD Research and Development chemists, wanted to create artisanal spirits whose unique character was their quality and fine craftsmanship. Unlike so many craft gins that appear to be marketing projects with little thought for quality, Andy and Norman have put their scientific backgrounds to great use in creating Anno, a new British luxury brand.
Over the past three years, sales have increased 45% each year. The company has decided that the commercial proof of concept achieved coupled with the multiple industry awards and accolades justifies a funding round and sharing the future growth with new shareholders.
With additional funds to move Anno from a product-led to a sales and marketing-led company significant growth in turnover is targeted for 2018-2020.