The “liquid deli” encompassing an alchemy of selected oils, vinegars, liqueurs and spirits, all displayed in flasks to taste and savour. You can shop online and look out for Angus at many trade fairs too.
Demijohn is constantly launching wonderfully inspired seasonal liqueurs to enjoy – the perfect gift and always look gorgeous on display – with oranges, brambles, sloes, whiskies and rum…so imaginative and creative.
Demijohn wins another award from the World Sloe Gin Championships! Their delicious handmade Sloe Gin 22% won the new Boutique Distillery category in the annual World Sloe Gin Championships, and came second in their Artisan category.
There is a bit of history to all this. The World Sloe Gin Championships are held annually at the George Inn pub in Frant, on the Kent / Sussex border, and Demijohn won their Artisan category 3 years running in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and then had a few years off from entering….
While in no doubt that their Sloe Gin is a bit of winner every year, they are still pleased as punch to receive yet another award for it this year, hooray!!
After many years in Scotland, Demijohn has re-located its main retail base to York, and concentrating its retail, mail order, concession and wholesale business from this new larger base. With a new direction for the company in this age of online and customer-focused purchasing, Demijohn is creating a new Demijohn Club, where customers will enjoy exclusive evening events such as Cocktail Master Classes in-store and offered the chance to refill their Demijohn bottles at home using a biodegradable container. Please not there is NO outlet at the Dumfries & Galloway flag indicator on map.
In addition, it is expanding its trade and concession offerings with many new concessions at farm shops and delis planned for 2020, as well as a much broader trade offering.
With the decline in high street retailing and prohibitive rents and business rates, Demijohn has sadly made the decision to close its shop on Byres Road in Glasgow. While this is a blow for local West End residents, it is hoped that the new Demijohn Club and other concession outlets will allow the business to focus on local products for local areas and expand its best sellers. Demijohn also plans to have a very active presence at food, country and local shows and events so its loyal customer base can still taste and have the Demijohn experience.
Angus Ferguson, MD and Founder of Demijohn said: “Since we founded 15 years ago, high street retailing has undergone a huge change, with the most pronounced shift being within the last 3 years. We have to make some dramatic changes to remain successful. Our amazing environmentally conscious customers are demanding greater availability of our products closer to them, across the World. So staying true to our eco-friendly ethos and entrepreneurial spirit, we aim to revolutionise 21st century retail and make changes in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Our new Demijohn Club, running from York, will utilise biodegradable containers to allow our customers to refill their Demijohn bottles at home or refill at our new smaller, more efficient concession outlets dotted throughout the UK.
“It is a new direction for the company but one in which we plan to expand and develop over the next decade and beyond. At Demijohn we have a great relationship with our customers, many of whom have become friends, and we will not desert them, but will enfold them into the Demijohn Club. Above all we are committed to continuing in being a sustainable, environmentally friendly company with a minimum carbon footprint, which we believe this new direction allows.
“This new leaner, more focused Scottish company will allow for growth and opportunities in other directions so watch this space as to our plans!”