Four sisters are following in the footsteps of their seven brewing brothers with ambitions to form one of the world’s largest drinks dynasties, thanks to a £30,000 loan.
Sis4ers Distillery is a craft and artisan distillery producing premium spirits and focusing on a range of gin products, starting with their signature Sis4ers botanical gin.
The distillery was founded by four sisters, Kerry Collins, Hayley Robinson, Kate Haslam and Lucy McAvoy, who have joined forces with their seven other siblings to launch their business on the Salford site of the Seven Bro7hers Brewery, making them one of the largest number of direct siblings in the alcohol industry.
Taking different roles in the business, from FD and R&D to master distiller and marketing, the four sisters also have careers as teachers and in events management and 13 children between them.
Inspired by their brothers’ success to build a business of their own, they secured a GC Business Loan which has been invested in a bespoke copper column gin still from Portugal, named Frederica after their parents Freda and Eric.
Sis4ers Distillery is targetting both the on and off-trade markets and has already partnered with a number of wholesalers and distributors to widen their distribution in bars, restaurants and high end retailers.
Future plans for Sis4ers Distillery include the creation of six new jobs – including the appointment of an apprentice distiller this summer. Developing their unique range of botanical inspired gins, they plan to launch four further gin products this year, including a strawberry edition for summer, as well as developing a new range of vodka products, hosting their own gin tasting and making events and creating a collaboration product with Seven Bro7hers brewery.