Tren­ton dis­tiller is Lo­cal Spir­its Part­ner of the Year

NSLC says lo­cal spirit sales on the rise

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY -

Pic­tou County’s Nova Sco­tia Spirit Com­pany has been named the Nova Sco­tia Liquor Cor­po­ra­tion’s (NSLC) Lo­cal Spir­its Part­ner of the Year.

The Tren­ton dis­tillery was named re­cip­i­ent of the 2016 Part­ner­ship Award at the NSLC’s In­dus­try Day held in Hal­i­fax Sept. 11.

“The Nova Sco­tia Spirit Com­pany has a clear strat­egy,” said NSLC cat­e­gory man­ager Cur­tis MacKenzie. “And we have seen them di­ver­sify their port­fo­lio to par­tic­i­pate in all seg­ments of our spir­its busi­ness, from aged gins and rums to fruit-based liqueurs that use Nova Sco­tia blue­ber­ries.”

The Nova Sco­tia Spirit Com­pany has grown its busi­ness 240 per cent since it opened in 2015, ac­count­ing for half of all lo­cal spir­its sales.

The NSLC an­nounced last month the sale of lo­cal spir­its grew by 103 per cent in the first quar­ter of the 2017-2018 fis­cal year to $1.2 mil­lion.

The com­pany said that strong growth is due to the grow­ing pop­u­lar­ity of prod­ucts like Nova Sco­tia Spirit Com­pany’s Blue Lob­ster Vodka, Fish­er­man’s Helper Rum and Will­ing To Learn Gin.

Nova Sco­tia spirit sales now ac­count for three per cent of all spir­its sales at the NSLC.

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