Over the last five years, global exports of British gin have risen 37 per cent, with sales worth £1.76bn in 139 countries, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA). Two-third of gin distilled in the UK goes to export, according to government figures.
The USA is the biggest export market for British gin, accounting for 45 per cent of exports. There’s been a 41 per cent increase in the value imported to the USA over the last five years, up to £145m last year.
WSTA puts this down to the popularity of “all things British,” from James Bond, to Downton Abbey, to Adele.