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Ian MacLeod Distillers Ltd.

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IAN  MACLEOD  DISTILLERS  Ltd   ( 1933
Russel House
Dunnet Way
Broxburn.

Still Scottish - Still independent

Managing Director: Leonard  J. Russell

History:
Ian Macleod & Company Limited was established on 26 October 1933
Leonard Russell Snr owned his own whisky broking company in 1936.
He died in 1956
Ian Macleod & Co Ltd was acquired by the Russell family on 18 March 1963
Peter Russell was Managing Director
David Russel, Peter's younger brother, joined the company in 1964 and was
a Director, retiring in 2000
Acquired the company and label called William Maxwell
Leonard Russel, Peter'sson joined the company in 1989 as Business Development Manager, and appointed Marketing Director in January 1993
Ian Macleod / J. & G. Grant - joint venture set up the bottling operation, Broxburn
Bottlers, in July 1984
Peter Russel appointed Chairman and Leonard Russel appointed Managing Director in 2000.
Ian Macleod & Co Ltd changed its name to its current name Ian Macleod Distillers
Limited following the acquisition of Glengoyne Distillery and the Langs Brands
In April 2003
Tamdhu is bought on 28th June 2011

Brands:

"As We Get It"                                                   The Six Isles
Chieftain's Range                                             Watson's Demerara - & Trawler Rums
Dun Bheagan Collection                                   Wincarnins Wines
Dunfife
Glengoyne
Glenshire
Hedges & Butler
Isle of Skye
King Robert II
Langs
London Hill Gin
Macleod's
Magilligan
Marlborrough Gin
Marshall
Moffat Springs
Queen's Seal                                     
Rostov Vodka
Smokehead
The Six Isles
Watson's Demerara & Trawler Rums
Wincarnis Wines

IAN MACLEOD DISTILLERS

DISTILLER & BLENDER
Independent, family-owned distiller, blender and bottler.

IAN MACLEOD DISTILLERS

Ian Macleod Distillers is based at Broxburn, West Lothian, and owns Glengoyne distillery in Stirlingshire and Tamdhu distillery at Knockando on Speyside. Its principal blended brands are Isle of Skye, Smokehead and King Robert, though a range of independent bottlings are also undertaken under the ‘As We Get it’ Chieftain’s and Dun Bheagan banners. As the world’s 10th largest Scotch whisky company, Macleod’s produce and sell over 15 million bottles of spirits every year.

The firm is a major supplier to the ‘buyers’ own brand’ market and has provided own-label spirits to some of Europe's largest supermarket groups for over 40 years. Macleod’s owns 50% of Broxburn Bottlers, with the other 50% being held by J&G Grant of Glenfarclas. The chairman of Ian Macleod is founder Peter Russell, whose son Leonard serves as managing director.

Peter Russell’s father Leonard started out in business as a whisky broker in 1936, expanding into blending and exporting. Peter joined the firm in 1956, and the name Ian Macleod & Co and its Isle of Skye blended Scotch whisky brand was acquired by what had become Peter J Russell & Co in 1963. Ian Macleod & Co had been incorporated in 1933. The unspecified Islay single malt Smokehead, with a singularly contemporary image, was introduced in 2006.

The company achieved a long-held ambition of becoming a distiller when it purchased Glengoyne from The Edrington Group for £7.2 million in 2003. A second distillery, Tamdhu, was acquired from Edrington eight years later, and reopened in 2012 having been mothballed since 2009.

In September 2016 the company bought whisky blender and gin distiller Spencerfield Spirit Company for an undisclosed sum, adding the Pig's Nose, Feathery and Sheep Dip blended Scotch whiskies, and Edinburgh Gin brand to its portfolio.

DISTILLERIES & BRANDS

Duncan MacGregor
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Glen Tress
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Glengoyne
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Hedges & Butler
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Isle of Skye
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
King Robert II
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Langs
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Pig's Nose
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Sheep Dip
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Smokehead
ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Tamdhu
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
The Feathery
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
The Queen's Seal
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
The Six Isles
BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Thomson's
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
ASSOCIATED COMPANIES

Hedges and Butler Limited
Lang Brothers
Spencerfield Spirit Company






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