Herefordshire-based Chase Distillery, producer of the world’s finest spirits and the world’s first and only single estate distillery, is to target significant growth both in the UK and overseas following a multi-million funding deal with Santander Corporate & Commercial.
Chase grows its own potatoes and apples on its farm in rural Herefordshire and produces super premium vodka, gin and liqueurs. Established in 2008, it now boasts the accolade of Best Vodka in the World, secured against 248 competitors at the World Spirits Awards in San Francisco. The business exports to 27 countries and distinguished customers include Waitrose, Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, Claridges, Hedonism and many of the finest bars, restaurants and hotels all over the world.
The entrepreneur behind Chase Distillery is William Chase, who sold Tyrrells Potato Chips to Langholm Capital in 2008. He has also since purchased a vineyard in the Provence region of France and a boutique hotel, The Verzon, near Ledbury in Herefordshire.
The funding and business support from Santander Corporate & Commercial will be used to expand further into international markets and to grow its already established reputation in the UK. Chase intends to utilise Santander’s Trade Portal and Trade Club to help source overseas trading partners.
Adrian Jones, Managing Director of Chase Distillery, said: “We have made incredible strides over the past six years. We are really proud of our achievements from our single estate distillery based on our very own farm. We produce some of the finest vodka and gin in the world, and we’re British. Most in our market simply do not have the provenance or right to boast this. We have very ambitious plans and, with the support of Santander, our customers, our suppliers and most importantly our Chase employees, I am wholly confident of our future success. We will continue to spread the word to the world that British really is best.”
John Hyde, Relationship Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “We are delighted to be working with such a professional, exciting and high-profile company. Santander is committed to helping UK businesses grow both at home and overseas, and with our considerable global strength and expertise, we are well placed to help businesses in the West Midlands with their international growth plans.”
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