MEET THE TEAM: GARETH JONES JOINS ARBIKIE
Gareth Jones joins the team at Arbikie Distillery
Field-to-bottle Distiller, Arbikie Distillery, is delighted to announced that Gareth Jones has just joined their team as Brand Manager. Gareth joins from The Coca-Cola Company having spent the last three years as Spirit Brand Engagement Ambassador in the UK & Ireland and with seven years previous experience in the on-trade with Coca-Cola European Partners.
Gareth was responsible for building relationships between Distillers and Schweppes’ 1783 range from its launch in 2017. He was also involved in the creation and launch of Coca-Cola Signature Mixers from 2019. He was the key driver in developing strong relationships for Schweppes and The Coca-Cola Company across the UK and overseas within the craft spirit industry.
John Stirling, Director at Arbikie commented “We are delighted to add such a popular and experienced drinks specialist to our Arbikie team. Gaz will immediately add to our efforts to support our customers in the hospitality industry through the pandemic lockdown and in help plan for the recovery that will come during 2021.”
Gareth who has been working in partnership with Arbikie across the UK for a number of years added, “It was a natural step to start working with the Arbikie team, a business I have great admiration for due to their focus on sustainability, innovation, luxury and their plans for international expansion.”
“I’m looking forward to speaking with my contacts in the industry about the Arbikie family of spirits and to immediately help in the launch of their 1794 expression of Highland Rye Whisky, the world’s only Rye Scotch Whisky.”