Sunday, 30 August 2015

Multiple honors for Dr Neil Gudmestad at World Potato Congress in Beijing

Multiple honors for Dr Neil Gudmestad at World Pot...

  North Dakota State Plant Pathologist Dr. Neil Gudmestad was honored at the World Potato Congres...

China makes global commitment to the potato

China makes global commitment to the potato

China's commitment to the potato was very publicly and internationally demonstrated when it hosted t...

The PAA held their annual meeting in Portland, USA

The PAA held their annual meeting in Portland, USA

The Potato Association of America held their 99th Annual Meeting during July 19-23, 2015 in the east...

TOMRA wins design award for its common user interface

TOMRA wins design award for its common user interface

  TOMRA’s Common User Interface (CUI), designed by TOMRA Sorting Solutions (TOMRA) and Design Partners...

TOMRA Sorting Food signs new contracts at World Potato Congress

TOMRA Sorting Food signs new contracts at World Potato ...

  TOMRA Sorting Food has welcomed two new Chinese customers into the fold during a signing ceremony at...

The constant changes in Asian potato chips

The constant changes in Asian potato chips

  Over the last four centuries, the potato has come a long way from the American Andes. Since its cult...

Alternative processing technologies on program at PROCESS EXPO

Alternative processing technologies on program at PROCE...

  The Food Processing Suppliers Association has released the details of four sessions of the education...

The sharp edge of the job

The sharp edge of the job

  Product perfection starts before the processing. It is maintained in the processing plant but only e...

Efficient drying pays off

Efficient drying pays off

  When it comes to drying potatoes, regardless of the type of end product one may have in mind, there ...

McCain Australia has new range of frozen potato wedges

McCain Australia has...

  McCain Australia has recently launched the new wedges ‘...

Tolsma-Grisnich and Kiremko, partnership for a new plant in China

Tolsma-Grisnich and ...

  Strategic partners Tolsma-Grisnich and Kiremko recently...

Utz Quality Foods launches Specialty Division

Utz Quality Foods la...

Utz Quality Foods, Inc. has recently announced the culmina...

Potatoes are back on WIC, a nutritional program for women, infants and children in USA

Potatoes are back on...

The National Potato Council (NPC) from USA succeeded to put ...

Exclusive interview with the director of Urschel Laboratories, Inc: The Urschel team is a very strong one

Exclusive interview ...

What began with one man's invention more than 100 years ago ...

4th Symposium of Potato Cyst Nematode Management

4th Symposium of Pot...

  The 4th Symposium of Potato Cyst Nematode Management wi...

UK Potato Council says it is a record year for seed potato exports

UK Potato Council sa...

  Seed potato exports are booming, with the latest figure...

Indian Government will procure 6,600 tones of potato from farmers

Indian Government wi...

The State Government announced its decision to procure 6,6...

Company launches a new solution for potato sprouting

Company launches a n...

  BioSafe Systems announces the introduction of ARRET Spr...

Seed Industry Event conference tackles key industry concerns

Seed Industry Event ...

The recent Seed Industry Event, organized by British Potato ...

William Chase, the UK-based founder of Tyrrells Crisps, has sold his remaining shares of the premium crisp brand to private equity firm Langholm Capital.

Chase said that he had "divorced" the brand in order to plough his energies into his premium vodka range.

He said that his next move would be to create a selection of 'limited edition' premium alcoholic drinks.

The entrepreneur launched the business in 2002, before setting up and running a fully functional factory and brand within six months.

Six years later, he sold a major stake of the business to Langholm, as he began his distillery business, which focused on creating vodka from potatoes.

Chase aimed for the premium end of the vodka market and used potatoes from his own farm. He said he was "keen to create quality vodka which was entirely British and had provenance". The potatoes used in the vodka are grown, mashed, fermented, distilled and bottled as artisan vodka on the Herefordshire farm.

Chase has said that he will now concentrate on his next move in the premium drink business.

He said: "I am now divorced from Tyrrells and feel broken hearted saying goodbye to my baby, however it is time for me to move on and focus all my energies into developing Chase Distillery, which is now firmly established and has huge potential."

The distillery's potato vodka, gin and liqueurs are now being distributed all over the world. Despite demand from the US, China and Europe, the company will remain to hand make each batch of vodka.

Chase added that he would be launching a series of limited edition vodka in 2011.

Earlier this year, the entrepreneur's ‘Chase Vodka' received the accolade of ‘World's Finest Vodka' from The San Francisco World Spirit Awards. It beat 249 rivals from around the world, including the output of Russian and Polish Distilleries.

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