Chase Distillery has been acquired by Diageo plc

Herefordshire-based craft spirits firm Chase Distillery has been acquired by Diageo for an undisclosed fee.

William Chase founded Chase Distillery, which produces much of its spirits from its farm-grown potatoes, from the proceeds of the £40m sale of Tyrrells Crisps in 2008.

More than a decade on, Chase Distillery produces Chase Original Potato Vodka and seven high end gins, including Chase GB Gin, Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin and Rhubarb & Bramley Apple Gin.

Chase Distillery - which has a strong bartender following - held the annual musical festival Rock The Farm for the trade.

Rothschild & Co advised on the sale of this transaction. For further detail please contact Gavin Orde.

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