Distell has entered into a distribution partnership in the UK with Stock Spirits, a producer of branded spirits and liqueurs.

The new distribution partnership will be effective from 1 June. The UK spirits market has seen positive growth in recent years, and both companies intend to explore new opportunities through Stock’s diverse portfolio.

Distell Europe's managing director Fraser Thornton said: “The extension of our partnership with Stock to include UK distribution demonstrates their confidence in us as a business and our ability to support their brands and deliver growth in the future.

"Stock has an impressive range of brands which provides a strong complementary fit with our own portfolio. This allows us to widen our reach across categories and improves our ability to service the needs of the UK trade.”

The two companies had previously worked together in Slovakian and Italian markets. This new deal is expected to further strengthen their relationship.

This new partnership will see the addition of new brands to Distell’s portfolio in the UK, which includes Amundsen Expedition Vodka, Zoladkowa de Luxe crystal clear vodka, Zoladkowa Gorzka, Lubelska, Stock XO brandy and Limoncè.

Stock Spirits' international and Italy managing director Michael Kennedy said: “With our range of award winning Polish vodkas and Italian heritage brands, the UK is an important market for Stock Spirits and we are delighted to be partnering with Distell to help take our presence to the next level.

“Distell has shown a huge amount of ambition in the UK and we are confident this will be a beneficial partnership for both parties.”

For more than a year, Distell has been making a series of investments and expanding its commercial team in the UK.