The 86 Company launches new bartender packaging

01 September, 2016 by Stefanie Collins

The 86 Company has relaunched its range of award-winning spirits and is releasing them in a more trade-friendly bottle sizes.

Developed by bartenders for bartenders, and offering spirits ideal for creating classic and new cocktails, the range will now be stocked globally in 700ml and 750ml pack sizes. Additionally, the bottles are ergonomically designed for easy handling, batching and measurement.

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Created by Simon Ford – former Plymouth Gin Global Brand Ambassador and the brains behind Tales of The Cocktail – along with Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric from legendary New York bar Employees Only, The 86 Co. range consists of Fords Gin, Aylesbury Duck Vodka and Tequila Cabeza.

Ford says that the company is excited that they can now provide 700ml and 750ml bottles to the Australian trade to suit their bartending needs.

“As The 86 Co. continues to grow and develop across the globe, it’s always an exciting time when we’re able to upgrade our offerings in key markets, such as Australia,” he says.

James France, founder of Vanguard Luxury Brands which imports the products says that he is looking forward to getting the new sizes out in the trade.

“The pricing will be commensurate with the litres, so the 700ml and 750ml bottles of The 86 Co. spirits will be an affordable back bar option for discerning bars,” he says.

Fords Gin and Aylesbury Duck Vodka will be 700ml while Tequila Cabeza will be 750ml.

Vanguard Luxury Brands will also offer tastings and launch events around the country.