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Friday 28 February, 2014

Blavod Wines & Spts

Babco Europe Limited Distribution Agreement

RNS Number : 1426B
Blavod Wines and Spirits PLC
28 February 2014

Blavod Wines & Spirits PLC

("Blavod" or the "Group")


 28 February 2014



Blavod Wines & Spirits plc (AIM:BES), the AIM quoted owner of premium drinks brands, announces that it will no longer be distributing the Mickey Finn brand in the UK on behalf of Babco Europe Limited.


This move is in line with Blavod's business strategy to progressively end its activities distributing third party brands and focus on the development of its own premium brands which include Blavod Original Black Vodka, Blackwoods Vintage Gin, Blackwoods Vodka, Diva Vodka, Jago's Cream liqueur and RedLeg Spiced Rum


In the last financial year ended 31 March 2013, sales net of duty of the Mickey Finn brand amounted to approximately £1,439,000 representing approximately 38% of group sales net of duty, however whilst the contribution to group profits before financing costs was £162,000, a significant portion of the Group's financing costs which totalled £119,000 in the period were incurred as a result of the distribution of this agency brand.


 Commenting, Don Goulding, Executive Chairman of Blavod said:


"As we continue to unwind our legacy distribution based business model and concentrate on growing the sales of our owned brands we are now achieving much higher margins on sales and as a result are in a far stronger financial position to develop new products and launch them into the UK and International markets."


We have enjoyed a strong relationship with the brand owner, Babco Europe Limited, and wish them continued success as they develop a new route to market."


For further information please contact:


Blavod Wines and Spirits plc

Don Goulding Executive Chairman

Tel: +44 207 352 2096

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (NOMAD)

Neil Baldwin 

Mark Brady

Tel +44 113 366 2266 /2268

SI Capital (Broker)

Andy Thacker

Nick Emerson

Tel +44 1483 413500

Cadogan PR

Alex Walters

Tel: +44 207 4995002


About Blavod


Blavod Wines & Spirits plc is quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. It owns drinks brands in a number of sectors of the alcoholic drinks market. These include premium Vodka, premium Gin, Vodka Vanilla Cream Liqueur and Spiced Rum and are called Blavod Original Black Vodka, Blackwoods Vintage Gin, Blackwoods Vodka, Diva Vodka, Jago's Cream liqueur and RedLeg Spiced Rum.


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