A Thornbury-based artisan gin maker is eyeing further growth after reporting an 800 per cent increase in online sales.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, monthly sales on the website of Bramley and Gage’s 6 O’clock Gin have soared from just under £10,000 per month to £80,000 per month.
The company has also said that orders on other platforms such as Ocado, Amazon and Master of Malt have doubled.
The business now plans to grow in the American market, having recently opened a base in Florida and signed a deal with distributor RNDC.
Co-founder Michael Kain said: “We’ve been able to compensate for the loss in pubs, bars and restaurants, the cancelling of tours, our own shop closure and the cancelling of outdoor events by selling direct from our website and through other online stores.
“Safety is important and by putting a high-quality G&T in a ready to drink can, staff are saving time and serving in a safer manner.”
Bramley and Gage launched 6 O’clock Gin in 2010 on the back of a £25,000 loan from Funding Circle.
Lisa Jacobs, managing director at Funding Circle, said: “As one of our first customers, it’s been fantastic to watch Bramley and Gage go from strength to strength over the years.
“We’re proud to have played a part in the launch of 6 O’clock Gin and join their 10th anniversary celebrations, alongside our own.”
Bramley and Gage is now targeting a turnover of £10m per year by 2021.