Irish drinks company Barry & Fitzwilliam is celebrating 40 years of being in business.
‘A One-Stop Shop For Hospitality’
Michael Barry, managing director of Barry & Fitzwilliam, stated, “We have managed to survive and prosper over the 40 years by keeping a close eye on international trends and embracing them. We trade with all of the multiples, independent off-licences, and a large number of accounts in the hospitality sector. Besides being an agency house, we are also one of the leading spirit wholesalers in the country, carrying all of the leading spirit brands. Barry & Fitzwilliam is very much a one-stop shop for hospitality.
“As a family company, we deal with a lot of other family companies, so I think that is a major point of difference for us. We distribute some of the best-known brands in the world across wine – McGuigan, Villa Maria, Michel Lynch, Graham Norton; spirits – Rémy Martin, Tia Maria, Cointreau, Bols, Disaronno; and beers/RTDs – Paulaner, BrewDog, White Claw [hard seltzer]. In addition, we have just finalised a deal with the largest brewery in the Ukraine – which is Obolon, in Kyiv – to import their beer.”
‘The Future Is Very Bright’
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Barry added, “I believe that the future is very bright for Barry & Fitzwilliam. We have a great team, we have great brand owners, and great relationships with them. We have a portfolio which is very much on trend with the consumer, such as White Claw, BrewDog, and our celebrity wine portfolio, such as Graham Norton, Kylie and SJP, together with all of the brands mentioned earlier, so we are very much looking forward to celebrating 50 years in business in 2032.”
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