Essex, Conn. September 19, 2022 – For the first and last time, Highclere Castle Spirits Co. has offered the chance to invest in Highclere Castle Gin to the public, and that opportunity will be forever closed on September 22, 2022, less than three days from now.
This investment opportunity, offered through the Wefunder crowdfunding portal, has already raised more than $692,000 from more than 670 investors.
Developed by spirits entrepreneur Adam von Gootkin and the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, the owners and stewards of Highclere Castle in England, this premium London dry gin checks all the boxes – luxury, pedigree, craft production, and mass market appeal. The recipe for Highclere Castle Gin famously includes botanicals harvested from the Castle's ancient estate and celebrates Highclere’s centuries of heritage and its worldwide fame as the home of the celebrated TV series, Downton Abbey.
"Our gin epitomizes everything that is great about Highclere. You touch a bit of Highclere every time you take a sip of this glorious spirit," said Lord Carnarvon. "Do come join us for the next exciting part of our journey into making Highclere Castle Gin one of the leading spirits brands on Earth."
The brand launched in 2019 just before COVID, the timing of which was, of course, less than ideal. Not only did Highclere weather the COVID storm and come out strong, Highclere Castle Gin just celebrated its highest month of sales in August, 2022. Since launch, Highclere Castle Gin has garnered 71 international spirit awards and is well on its way to becoming the most awarded gin in the world.
Highclere Castle Gin is available with direct shipping through its website to 40 American states, the United Kingdom, and 27 countries in the European Union. Highclere is also available in many of the most exclusive restaurants, clubs and hotels around the world, and has earned multiple taste ratings of 96 points and above.
As the prestige of the Highclere brand becomes even more well-known, new markets are seeking out the opportunity to carry the brand and coming online. The company is therefore pursuing investment of $3 to $5 million to fuel global growth as an industry category leader. Highclere’s ideal investor understands the demands of creating a global spirits brand and enjoys high-quality products associated with history, prestige, and heritage.
Investment in Highclere Castle Gin is more than just another part of your investment portfolio. It comes with unique perks that simply can’t be bought. All investors will be invited to virtually join a private cocktail master class with Highclere Castle Gin's chief mixologist upon the close of the capital raise. Other perks, based on investment amount, include:
- a signed copy of Lady Carnarvon's best-selling book "Seasons at Highclere"
- a special, limited edition Highclere Castle Gin gift box
- a private virtual cocktail party with co-founders Lord & Lady Carnarvon
An investor raffle drawing to win a trip to London and Highclere Castle was held in August, and David McAllister, an early bird investor and the first investor to double his investment, will be heading to Highclere for a fabulous cocktail party in the coming year. “I drink the gin; I love the gin. I want more people to experience the unique and amazing flavors of the gin,” says McAllister.
Highclere is now offering all existing investors the opportunity to join McAllister, and Lord & Lady Carnarvon, at Highclere, for a party worthy of Highclere Castle Gin. These parties are of course, by invitation only, and a private evening at Highclere Castle is simply priceless; an experience most will only ever be able to imagine.
To be entered to win a trip to the Castle, existing investors can increase their existing investment by $450 or more and earn 500 entries in the drawing. All investments must be in no later than 11:00 p.m. ET on September 22, 2022. Don’t delay - time is running out!
For more information about Highclere Castle Spirits and its equity crowdfunding capital raise, please visit its crowdfunding site.
About Highclere Castle Gin: Launched in 2019, Highclere Castle Gin a uniquely Anglo-American product merging its British pedigree and style with American innovation and drive for perfection. The company maintains offices at Highclere Castle in the United Kingdom and at its North American headquarters in Essex, Connecticut.
Company Name: Highclere Castle Spirits, LLC
Contact Person: Renee Lemieux
Address: Essex, CT
City: Essex, Connecticut
Country: United States