Cocktail time for AG Barr with Funkin deal

AG Barr has announced the acquisition of cocktail brand Funkin.

Following the acquisition on 2nd February, Funkin will operate as a stand-alone business unit of AG Barr with a continued focus on the development of cocktail solutions for the on- and off-trade.

After 15 years at Funkin, founder Alex Carlton has decided to leave the company but will continue to provide consultancy support. Andrew King will become managing director working alongside other existing members of the Funkin team.

Funkin’s products are also available in the off-trade, giving consumers an easy way to make quality cocktails at home. It is not yet known if the brand will benefit from AG Barr’s distribution network in Scotland.

Funkin Managing Director Andrew King says: “This is an exciting next step for Funkin and we are looking forward to being a part of the AG Barr family and the opportunities that will bring as we continue to grow our business.”