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Jim Long, StarSpice's new Owner, has worked in the global spirits world for over 20 years supporting the PR and marketing of spirits brands, including the likes of Beefeater, Plymouth, Gordon’s and Tanquerary gins, and has served as a Board Director of The Gin Guild since 2016. He has maintained close contacts with distillers across the spectrum of the UK’s booming distilling trade and remains a passionate advocate for the provenance and production of spirits brands and is a spirits judge at the Great Taste Awards.


David Carpenter, Founder of StarSpice Ingredients, has over 30 years experience in trading Gin Botanicals, Herbs, Spices and Exotic Ingredients.

Before setting up StarSpice as a specialist Importer and Supplier to the UK Food & Drinks Industry, he held senior management posts at Kimpton Brothers, Evans Gray & Hood, B.E. International Foods, Enco Products and Donatantonio. In 2018 StarSpice celebrated its 10th anniversary and is now the leading UK specialist supplier to the booming UK and worldwide Gin Botanical Trade.

David has travelled extensively sourcing ingredients and enjoys very close relationships with carefully selected suppliers and growers throughout the world. It is through these unrivaled connections that StarSpice is pleased to meet and exceed customers’ quality expectations and with which David continues to support Starspice as a consultant.


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