MONARQ Group and Gosling-Castle Partners have expanded their distribution partnership to USA Duty Free. MONARQ has been distributing the Goslings portfolio for the past six years in the Caribbean and Latin America. As of July 1, MONARQ will also be the exclusive distributor for its portfolio in USA Duty Free, including the cruise ship channel.
The portfolio consists of Goslings Rums, Goslings Stormy Ginger Beer, and the RTD Dark ‘n Stormy canned cocktail.
A family business for over 200 years, Goslings Rum is Bermuda’s largest export product and the only rum that is blended and bottled on the island.
Robert de Monchy, founder and CEO of MONARQ Group, said, “We have been working with the Goslings portfolio in the Caribbean & Latin America for more than six years, which proved to be a very successful and fruitful partnership. Gosling – Castle Partners offers a leading premium – and innovative portfolio of Rum, Ginger Beer and RTD’s, which coincide perfectly well with our brand building philosophy and ambitions in the USA Duty Free channel.
“We look forward to working many more years with the Gosling – Castle Partners team and to achieve our mutual goals.”
Malcolm Gosling, President & CEO of Gosling – Castle Partners added: “We are delighted to extend and expand our partnership with MONARQ Group. The past six years, MONARQ has been an admirable partner, successfully building the distribution, sales and marketing of the Goslings portfolio in this great but complex region. The consolidation of our business throughout the region with one dedicated partner will certainly lead to a continued success story of our brand in this part of the world.”
The Gosling – Castle Partners portfolio joins MONARQ Group’s premium alcoholic beverages portfolio, which includes Jack Daniel’s, Heineken, Woodford Reserve, Asahi, Herradura, Peroni, Bollinger, Licor 43, Villa Massa, Luxardo, Fernet Branca, Barbancourt and AIX Rosé, among others.