Glenfiddich owner William Grant & Sons buys Hudson Whiskey Distillery Tuthilltown
The Scottish familyin business Grant enters the American whiskey scene
The Scottish company William Grant & Sons recently announced the acquisition of Tuthilltown Distillers, the first distillery that had been founded in the State of New York since prohibition. William Grant & Sons that owns the famous whisky labels Glenfiddich and Balvenie and that is one of the few Scottish whisky companies that is still family owned has set foot on the steadily growing American whiskey scene as a distillery owner with this transaction.
From Hudson Baby Bourbon to Hudson
Four Grain Whiskey Tuthilltown Distillers released the label Hudson Whiskey in 2006. The first product of their whiskey range was the Hudson Baby Bourbon that still is the flagship of the company. Apart of this there are also the Hudson Manhattan Rye, the Hudson Single Malt Whiskey, the Hudson New York Corn Whiskey, the Hudson Four Grain Whiskey and other products in the portfolio that started to conquer the international spirits market.
William Grant & Sons already owner of the label Hudson whiskey since 2010
Already in 2010 William Grant & Sons acquired the label Hudson Whiskey. Now the Scottish company has itself established on the American whiskey market as a distillery owner by buying the 36 acres big distillery site including a visitor center and a gourmet restaurant. Hudson whiskeys have found many fans as well in the bar scene as among private whiskey lovers during the last years and could win several international awards.
Founder of Tuthilltown will be envolved actively further on
Tuthilltown Distillers had been founded as a craft distillery by Ralph Erenzo and Brian Lee. Ralph will still take part actively at the daily production and at the further development of the whiskeys in future. He has worked together very successful with William Grant & Sons and said: “William Grant & Sons is a company that holds true family values and is home to a number of spirits brands we respect and admire. It is renowned for its excellence in distilling and we share similar views. We’ve been working with William Grant & Sons for a number of years and look forward to building on that relationship to help Tuthilltown fully achieve its potential.”