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Bumper sales for Wales’ gin producers

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Media captionGin distiller Marcus Coles said there is a demand for craft gin to be made in Wales

Gin producers in Wales are reporting a bumper Christmas, with some tripling year-on-year sales.

Snowdonia Distillery in Tal-y-Cafn, Conwy county and Caerphilly’s Eccentric Gins both said they sold three times as much gin as the previous year.

Penderyn, makers of Brecon Gin, said its gin marketings had more than doubled.

Meanwhile, figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association( WSTA) showed the number of distilleries in Wales has jumped from six in 2014 to 17 today.

Its chief executive Miles Beale described the industry as “a Welsh success story” and the Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said the Welsh spirit industry was “thriving”.