NASSAU, BAHAMAS — John Watling’s Distillery said yesterday its December sales in the United States had hit “record numbers” and surpassed projections.
Pepin Argamasilla, co-founder of John Watling’s Distillery, told Eyewitness News: “We have still not reopened the experience but are targeting late January to reopen. Our warehouse is open for local sales and we have experienced an increase in wholesale sales to restaurants.
“However, the general market remains sluggish. Locally, we are available for purchase online through Kraven, Bahama Eats and Gofadis.
“Export sales continue to increase on a daily basis and we are now available for online sales in 28 states. Our December sales in the United States hit record numbers and surpassed our projections.”
Argamasilla added: “We are excited Atlantis and Baha Mar have reopened and look forward to increased tourism. In the meantime, we recommend that all Bahamians shop local to better support the economy.
“ It is our belief we need to keep as many dollars in The Bahamas so we can get as many Bahamians as possible back to work.”
Argamasilla also noted that the company is working closely with Twisted Lime restaurant to promote its Skylarkin cocktail, with Blue Sail restaurant to promote its Red Turtle Ghost Move cocktail and Matisse, Pink Octopus, Lattitudes, Spritz and other restaurants to better promote its rums, Red Turtle vodka and Gun Cay rum brands.
“We are also very excited about the opening of Café Johnny Canoe on Baha Mar Boulevard. We look forward to working with these great establishments and many more,” he said.