Glenturret Distillery and Cutty Sark brand on offer
Edrington wants to concentrate on premium brand building
Whiskymarket in motion: Glenturret Distillery in Crieff is for sale according to an actual announcement of its owner Edrington. The brand Glenturret Single Malt is none of the big players reporting sales of 48.000 bottles annually, but the whisky that is produced in Scotland’s oldest distillery is high in demand for blends. Edrington will also get rid of Cutty Sark which is part of the company’s portfolio since 2010 and No. 1 blend in Spain, Greece and Portugal.
Glenturret Distillery is not at last home of The Famous Grouse, Scotland’s bestselling Blended Scotch Whisky. Edrington will keep this brand and therefor the Famous Grouse Experience will be closed as scotchwhisky.com reports. According to Gerry O’Donnell, Corporate Affairs Director, the company is considering to open an new visitor center for Famous Grouse elsewhere.
The 31 employees in Crieff will keep their jobs said Ian Curle, CEO von Edrington, in the news published on the company homepage on Friday. Main topic of this news is an actual finance report about the last year showing increasing sales of 7% and profit before tax of 3%. Edrington will keep on strengthening its position on the premium market and develop its brands Highland Park, Glenrothes, The Famous Grouse und Brugal Rum.