De Vere Group said that a fire had "severely damaged" its G&J Greenall distillery, which manufactures gin and vodka The company said that it was working with all of its customers to minimise disruption to them. The group added that it was insured against any losses that were likely to result as a consequence of the fire. De Vere said that the G&J Greenall business was not a material part of the group's operations and in the year to 30 September 2004, contributed £28.8m of turnover and £2.2m of Ebitda.