Posted on | July 23, 2012
Written by | BevNetwork
Rémy Cointreau UK Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rémy Cointreau Group has agreed to acquire Bruichladdich Distillery Company Limited (“Bruichladdich”), the Islay single malt Scotch whisky distiller.
The transaction marks the group’s first move into the premium single malt Scotch whisky market, a category experiencing strong growth all over the world, especially in the very high-end segment. This deal sustains Rémy Cointreau’s long term value strategy, geared to investing into international premium spirits with strong “savoir-faire”.
Bruichladdich, the progressive Hebridean distiller, has a rich and diverse heritage. Founded in 1881 in the western part of the island of Islay, the distillery was resurrected from closure in 2000, and now produces a single malt Scotch whisky recognized by experts the world over. Terroir, provenance and traceability are key tenets with organic and Islay barley the basis of extensive maturing stocks. Bruichladdich is distilled in exceptionally tall and narrow-necked stills for elegance, and matures in both French and American oak casks for variety. Bruichladdich single malts are distilled, aged and bottled on site, free from colouring and non-chill-filtered. Port Charlotte, a heavily peated expression, and Octomore, the world’s most heavily peated whisky, are also distilled there.
To read the entire release, visit bruichladdich.com