Spanish alcoholic drinks conglomerate Zamora Company has acquired the majority stake in Martin Miller’s Gin.

Martin Miller’s Gin co-founders David Bromige and Andres Versteegh, as well as CEO Jacob Ehrenkova, will retain the remaining 45% stake in the company through Living Capital.

Bromige and Ehrenkova will remain respectively as creative director and CEO, whilst Versteegh will be replaced as chair of the board by Emilio Restoy, CEO of Zamora, but remain on as a board member with a role looking into future product development.

Zamora’s vision is to be recognised ‘as innovators with a vocation to lead the market’ and CEO Emilio Restoy said the acquisition of Martin Miller’s ‘perfectly reflects our vision.’

Restoy said: “Martin Miller’s Gin has all the ingredients to build on its role as a leading super premium gin worldwide.”

Ehrenkova added: “As well as being the fastest-growing super premium gin in the Spanish market, Martin Miller’s Gin has also seen strong growth in other key gin markets such as Central Europe and the UK.”

“However, in this partnership with Zamora Company, we will be able to considerably increase investment in brand building in the middle term. What is more, together we can break into new international markets by capitalizing on the sales capacity of Zamora Company without compromising the product’s identity or its genuine spirit,” Ehrenkova continued.

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Martin Miller’s Gin was first launched in 1999. It is distilled in the UK and made with fresh arctic water sourced from Iceland. The company’s range also includes Westbourne Dry Gin and 9 Moons Aged Gins.

Martin Miller’s Gin is distilled twice to ensure the right balance of citrus and juniper. Westbourne Dry Gin, which was launched in 2003, contains the spicier, more peppery notes of cassia and nutmeg. To give 9 Moons Aged Gins its distinctive vanilla sweetness which enhance the spirit’s juniper essence, it is matured for nine months in oak bourbon barrels.

Other recent high-profile acquisitions by Zamora Company include sangria brand Lolea, US whiskey Yellow Rose and Villa Massa limoncello in November 2017.

“These acquisitions are part of the Zamora Company strategic plan with which we aim to constantly add value to the company with people and brands in order to enable us to reach our established goals of building a world class company with world class brands,” said Restoy.