Johnston Logistics UK has won a contract to supply excise bonded warehousing for local drinks manufacturer Sisserou.
Sisserou is a rum and coconut cream liqueur, the brain child of Julia La Ronde. The drink was named after the national bird (the Sisserou Parrot) of Dominica in the Caribbean, where Julia was born. This year the drink won a Bronze award in the International Spirits Challenge.
The recognition from the award has opened doors to a global market for Julia and her liqueur and has increased the brand’s reach across the USA and with wholesalers in the UK. “I realised I was going to need professional help if I was going to provide a great service to my growing customer base.” Julia commented. She went on to add that “I’m delighted to have found a local company with bonded warehousing facilities who are prepared to work with a small but growing company like Sisserou.”
Rob McIndoe, Johnston Logistics UK, Finance Director, said “We are always happy to welcome businesses of all sizes. With our flexible and totally scalable logistics facilities we can provide bespoke services to businesses from multi-national corporations to small start-ups. With our 130-acre site we have the capacity to grow and support our customers’ businesses. Our customers know we have the ability to be flexible as they grow, offering them continuity and security.”
The International Spirits Challenge (ISC) is one of the most authoritative, respected and influential competitions in the world. It recognises three key areas – tasting, design, packaging and marketing. Now in its 21st year the ISC is the premier event in promoting outstanding quality spirits across the globe. 1,300 entries from nearly 70 countries make it a truly global competition.
Johnston Logistics UK are experts in excise bonded warehousing and operate the only public excise bonded warehousing facility in Norfolk. They store over 20,000 pallets of wine, beer and spirits under bond for customers. They also have a premises licence meaning they can send orders direct to consumers on behalf of their customers.