Administrators called in at gin distiller

Burleighs Gin Academy

Leicester gin distiller and retailer Burleighs has appointed Begbies Traynor as administrators.

The move comes after the firm posted two notices on intention (NOIs) to appoint administrators in November. The NOIs a 10-day moratorium from other creditor action and is designed to give a business the opportunity to find a way to prevent entering administration.

Acccording to documents seen by, Begbies were appointed as administrators on December 5.

At the beginning of November, Burleighs Gin temporarily closed its distillery

At the time, the company said that it is unable to accept orders and that it is postponing all events and Gin Academy sessions in November.

Just days later, learned that the owners of Burleighs were preparing to liquidate the company.

A source has told us that business advisory firm Kirks, which has offices in Exeter and London, has written to creditors saying that Burleighs are “commencing liquidation proceedings”.