The Craft Drinks Market
As you'll see if you haven't already, we're in the craft drinks market. You only need to walk into any off license or bar to be taken back by the rise in craft drinks producers throughout the UK and especially in Scotland. The industry is booming and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
The sector looks set to create 18,000 new jobs over the next five years in Scotland.
Throughout the UK a record 47 million bottles of gin were bought in 2017, up by 7 million on the previous year.
Scottish gin accounts for 70% of the UK's overall gin production (and we try to pick out the best of them!)
Starting in the summer of 2016, ourselves, Ramone Robertson and Gregor Maclean have been providing craft spirits (including our own exclusives), liqueurs, beers and soft drinks that are carefully selected to cater for premium on and off trade outlets such as bars, restaurants, farm and bottle shops, delis and events companies.
By working closely with suppliers and retailers nationwide we’ve carved a niche in which offers you the choice to opt for a dedicated service that is proactive, in-depth, efficient and transparent.
Our range has evolved and grown but our work ethic and customer service has remained the same, which is always at the forefront of what we do and has been highly praised throughout, giving us a host of close-working business relationships across the country with a large number still sticking with us from the day we started. The personal touch is a common work practise but often overlooked, not here however.
From maintaining these high standards we were delighted to receive a finalist spot for Growth Business of the Year 2018 at the Scottish Gin Awards and turnover just shy of 4x that of 2017. All thanks to consistently satisfied customers, a growing reputation and an ever expanding range of the latest must-have products on the market at highly competitive prices.
With 2019 set to be another flourishing year for craft spirits, we hope you can join us to take advantage of what customers are on the lookout for, exclusive offers, assistance and of course, any of our award winning tipples!
Are you a supplier?
We are always on the look out for new and exciting additions to add to our range. Whether it’s a listing you’re looking for or just want to ask us a question, we are be more than willing to help out. Working closely with our suppliers is integral to how we operate at Huffman's to get you listed and sold nationwide, we wouldn’t have made it this far otherwise!
Are you trade?
If our growing monthly craft range is of interest to you and you'd like to become a stockist and you’re anywhere within the UK, just send us a message or call any time, we'd love to hear from you to tailor you a personalised service that will be laden with benefits and incentives. As we mentioned, providing some of the most exciting and best quality drinks for your outlet is fundamental but we also offer training, consultancy, samplings, event hosting and are always open to other suggestions you might have, flexibility is key!
Public Online Store
We are first and foremost a trade company however our range can be bought by non-trade customers via our online store. (Link on the top tab of the page)
What's with the name?
Huffman Prairie is the name of the grounds where the Wright Brothers, the pioneers of flight designed and built the first practical aircraft.
After further reading of the pair's epic journey to the skies we could see that with enough hard work, perseverance and determination things will eventually take off...and that's exactly our hopes too!