Whyte & Mackay is for sale (again)
So is Burn Stewart.
I don’t normally blog about the business of whisky, but when you have beloved distilleries (and the people who work for them) being bought and sold like pawns in a chess match, it’s impact is far reaching. Every time these distilleries change hands, new importers are usually involved and it causes a (often long) hiccup in the importation of the brands. For example, where is The Dalmore in the U.S.?
The Sunday Times has the story here. The Whyte & Mackay sale impacts The Dalmore and Isle of Jura, among others. The Burn Stewart sale involves Tobermory (and Ledaig), Bunnahabhain and Deanston, along with other brands.