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LEONARD RUSSEL Changing Times

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Session at  3 p.m. on reservation
and if possible at night also on reservation



LEONARD  RUSSELL

owner & manager of

IAN  MACLEOD DISTILLERS LTD

Changing Times

From broker,bottler, brand owner to distiller

Started as a broker, shifted to blend and bottling for supermarket labels, but as the catagory
become commoditised, and distillers were  overstocked and an ocean of stock followed
by volatile pricing.

It was clear that the reliance on private label had to change and Leonard Russell, son of founder
Peter Russell: we had tob e price followers, which is an unpleasant way to run your business
because you are not in control of your profitability.

2003 Leonard Russell  buys GLENGOYNE distillery and the brand Lang’s from Edrington.
2011 TAMDHU Distillery is bought, the new Macallan says Leonard Russell, also from Edrington
he also bought the cash – flow boosting Edinburgh Gin, and in 2017  most surprisingly ROSEBANK
distillery from Scottish Canals and the trademarks and stock from Diageo.

We choose the whiskies from our existing stock, this changes from time to time

This  3  Scotch Single Malt Whiskies: GLENGOYNE,  TAMDHU,  ROSEBANK à 2 cl = 75,00 pro person

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