Old Jamaica Ginger Beer makes post mix debut – available exclusively from Vimto Out of Home

Vimto Out of Home, supplier of leading soft drinks brands for hospitality and leisure, has announced it will be the exclusive post mix distributor of the UK’s best-selling ginger beer brand1, D&G Old Jamaica Ginger Beer2 – making it available on draught for the first time.

With a 95% share of the branded ginger beer market, Old Jamaica Ginger Beer is the UK’s number one ginger beer brand3. From July 2022 it will join Vimto Out of Home’s line-up of leading post mix brands, which not only includes its own range of post mix juices, mixers and carbonates, including Vimto and Sunkist4, but also leading brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Irn-Bru. The company is the only UK supplier able to install both leading cola brands.

Old Jamaica Ginger Beer is the only ginger beer to be made with root ginger from Jamaica and, as well as a refreshing soft drink in its own right, is the perfect mixer for rum, which continues to grow in popularity in the UK – CGA figures show rum is now the fourth largest spirits category by value in the UK on-trade, up 27% in volume in the last quarter of 2021 compared to 2019 (the last comparable quarter)5.

As well as in mixed drinks, Old Jamaica Ginger Beer can also be used in a range of cocktails, making it a valuable addition to the post mix offer, as cocktails continue to grow in the UK – the category is now worth 2% of all drinks sales in pubs according to CGA6.

As the exclusive supplier of the only branded post mix ginger beer in the UK, Vimto Out of Home will now be able to help operators tap into these opportunities, as well as continuing to offer its customers an even more extensive choice of quality branded and unbranded soft drinks on draught for their venues.

James Nichols, Commercial Controller, Vimto Out of Home said: “We are so excited that Old Jamaica Ginger Beer is joining the Vimto Out of Home family. As the UK’s number one ginger beer it fits perfectly into our post mix portfolio of leading soft drinks brands.

“Enjoyed on its own or as part of a mixed drink or cocktail, Old Jamaica Ginger Beer is set to fire-up the post mix market and help our customers maximise their sales this summer and beyond. We believe that with our expertise and support behind it, Old Jamaica Ginger Beer will be able to reach its full potential in the UK on-trade and be a very popular choice with UK consumers.”

  1. Nielsen IQ RMS volume data for the Flavoured Carbonates, Mixers & Adult Soft Drinks categories for the 12- month period ending 17/04/2022 for the GB Total Coverage market (excluding discounters)
  2.  D&G  (Desnoes and Geddes Limited) are producers of Old Jamaica Ginger Beer
  3.  IRI Marketplace: Total Ginger CSD Value & Volume sales – 12w/e 15 May 2022
  4. Sunkist is one of Vimto Out of Home’s licensed brands
  5. CGA’s On Premise measurement & sales tracking, December 2021
  6. CGA report, Britain’s pubs and bars: The state of the nation, October 2021