Planet Whiskies :: Scottish Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, Distilleries, American Bourbon, Japanese, Irish

World-Wide Whisky News by Planet Whiskies | Buy your whisky online

To advertise on Planet Whiskies visit our contact us page

Ian Macleod Distillers Acquires Edinburgh Gin :: 13th September, 2016

Ian Macleod Distillers Acquires Edinburgh Gin :: 13th September, 2016

 

Ian Macleod Distillers has taken ownership of the well-established and fast-growing Spencerfield Spirit Company, including its flagship brand, Edinburgh Gin.

This follows a long-standing arrangement with Ian Macleod as the exclusive distributors of Edinburgh Gin and Spencerfield Spirit’s whisky range of Pig’s Nose, Sheep Dip and The Feathery in the UK. Ian Macleod will now take full ownership of the Spencerfield Spirit portfolio with all brands being transferred with immediate effect.

Production of Edinburgh Gin will continue at the distillery and visitor centre on Rutland Place in Edinburgh and at their second distillery at The Biscuit Factory in Leith.

Following the takeover for an undisclosed sum, Edinburgh Gin’s founders Alex and Jane Nicol will continue to work with the brands during a transition period. The acquisition secures all jobs and Ian Macleod Distillers plan to make further investment in the Spencerfield portfolio.

Leonard Russell, Managing Director at Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “This announcement is great news for both companies and further strengthens our portfolio of premium spirit brands.

“Spencerfield Spirit Company and Ian Macleod Distillers are both family-run businesses, with firm commitments to quality spirit production. Edinburgh Gin will be a great addition to our existing brand portfolio which includes Glengoyne, Tamdhu, Smokehead and Isle of Skye whiskies and Atlantico Rum.

“Edinburgh Gin is a multi-award winning, small-batch gin at the forefront of the gin renaissance in the UK. We are eager to build upon this foundation and the success of the Nicol family.”

Edinburgh Gin - under the parent company Spencerfield Spirit - was established in 2010 by Alex and Jane Nicol. The success and growth of Edinburgh Gin is well documented. The core range has been consistently awarded International Wine and Spirits (IWSC) medals including, Gold in 2015 for Cannonball Edinburgh Gin and Silver Outstanding for Edinburgh Gin in 2016.

Winners of the 2014 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards for Best Small Business, and named Scotland’s fastest growing gin brand by Nielsen Scantrack in 2015, such recognition has lead the company to expand into a second distillery and quadruple production, with enough spirit to make over 2.5 million Gin & Tonics each year.

Edinburgh Gin Founder, Alex Nicol said: “The acquisition came along at the right time for Spencerfield Spirit. We have built a solid partnership with Ian Macleod Distillers over the last three years and feel they are in an excellent position to take forward Edinburgh Gin and the Spencerfield Spirit portfolio. We look forward to working with them over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition and to maintain the momentum in growth.

“Ian Macleod Distillers is the perfect home for Edinburgh Gin’s future. The company shares our family values and artisanal approach to production and we look forward to working with them to maximise its potential”.

For more information, please visit www.ianmacleod.com

<< Back to all the latest whisky news brought to you by Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies on Twitter
Planet Whiskies on Facebook
Planet Whiskies on Google Plus
Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Subscribe to Planet Whiskies newsletter

* indicates required

Whisky Advent Calendar 2018

Whisky Advent Calendar 2018

See the full section of Whisky Advent Calanders available for December 2018 - Also available in Gin, Rum, Irish Whiskey, Bourbon, Vodka, Tequila, Cognac and a Douglas Laing special... Read More

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Latest Whisky News

See all whisky press releases for 2018

Take the Tomatin Tour If You Dare - Tomatin distillery brings back hauntingly good tour. 24th September 2018

Isle of Arran Distillers move closer to completion of new distillery as stills arrive: 18th September 2018

Chivas Welcomes Top Bartender, Rhys Wilson, To The Team. From Chivas Masters UK champion to Global Brand Ambassador. 13th September 2018

Glenmorangie takes to the waves: Whisky casks reimagined as limited edition handmade wooden surfboards: 12th September 2018

Post-war record of scotch whisky distilleries: Scottish Whisky Association: 5th September, 2018

Allt-a-Bhainne launch set to shake up the single malt category: 5th September, 2018

The Balvenie announces 25-year-old Kelsey McKechnie as their new apprentice malt master - 31st August 2018

Read Planet Whiskies take on Redbreast 32-Year-Old Dream Cask Single Pot Cask Still Irish Whiskey. Find out about the history and tasting notes for this whiskey

Great Whiskies Website

Buy Whisky online go to Great Whiskies (Planet Whiskies sister website)

Planet Gin Website

To read all the Latest Gin News. please go to our sister website - www.planetgin.com

VisitScotland Interactive Whisky Guide

Visit Scotland Interactive Whisky Map

Found out about 105 whisky distilleries in Scotland's five whisky regions in this very exciting interactive whisky guide :: More information

Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

Glenfarclas 1955 (cask 2217) Family Cask Autumn 2013 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1955 (cask 2217) Family Cask Autumn 2013 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.3% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £8,283.41
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Caol Ila 34 Year Old 1983 (cask 1506) - Celebration of the Cask (Carn Single Malt Whisky
Caol Ila 34 Year Old 1983 (cask 1506) - Celebration of the Cask (Carn Single Malt Whisky ~ 51.2% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £387.01
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glen Elgin 20 Year Old 1995 - Whisky is Class...ical (Silver Seal) Single Malt Whisky
Glen Elgin 20 Year Old 1995 - Whisky is Class...ical (Silver Seal) Single Malt Whisky ~ 51.9% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £316.73
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glen Grant 1955 (Gordon & MacPhail) Single Malt Whisky
Glen Grant 1955 (Gordon & MacPhail) Single Malt Whisky ~ 40% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,653.25
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1972 - The Hunter (Woolf Sung) Single Malt Whisky
Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1972 - The Hunter (Woolf Sung) Single Malt Whisky ~ 42.9% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £895.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1954 (cask 1260) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1954 (cask 1260) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 47.2% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £6,789.23
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Old Pulteney 1983 Vintage Single Malt Whisky
Old Pulteney 1983 Vintage Single Malt Whisky ~ 46% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £495.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Laphroaig Vintage 1977 (bottled 1995) Single Malt Whisky
Laphroaig Vintage 1977 (bottled 1995) Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 75cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £2,495.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Canadian Club Classic 12 Year Old - 1970s Blended Whisky
Canadian Club Classic 12 Year Old - 1970s Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 75cl

Region: Canadian  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £336.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Longmorn 30 Year Old 1984 (cask 3212) - Whisky is Nature (Silver Seal) Single Malt Whisky
Longmorn 30 Year Old 1984 (cask 3212) - Whisky is Nature (Silver Seal) Single Malt Whisky ~ 56.3% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £541.94
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Planet Whiskies on Twitter

Support us Google Plus