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Morrison Bowmore

Whisky Concerns


MORRISON  BOWMORE,  het eigendom van Suntory

Auchentoshan              1.750.000 litres
Bowmore                        2.000.000 litres
Glen Garioch                 1.000.000 litres

MORRISON BOWMORE DISTILLERS
Morrison Bowmore Distillers operates three Scotch malt whisky distilleries and offers four brands. It has offices in central Glasgow and bonding and bottling facilities in the Springburn area of the city. In total, the company employs 200 people.

The firm’s three distilleries are the Lowland Auchentoshan, close to Glasgow, the Highland Glen Garioch in Aberdeenshire, and Bowmore on the Isle of Islay. Each of the three has well-regarded visitor facilities.

As well as marketing a range of single malts from these distilleries, Morrison Bowmore also uses the McClelland’s name for unspecified single malt bottling from the Lowland, Highland, Islay and Speyside whisky-producing regions.

The company has its origins in the firm of Stanley P. Morrison, a whisky broking company set up in 1951 by Stanley Morrison and James Howat. A decade later the partners became involved in the blending business in association with the fledgling Invergordon Distillers, and two years later added distilling to their repertoire when they acquired Bowmore distillery for £117,000, forming Morrison Bowmore Distillers.

Glen Garioch distillery was added to the portfolio in 1970, followed by Auchentoshan in 1984, and the focus of the business changed from bulk to cased sales. In 1985 Springburn Bond was established on a 14-acre site in the north of Glasgow to consolidate the firm’s maturation and bottling functions. In 1994 the Japanese distilling giant Suntory acquired Morrison Bowmore, and in 2014 it became part of the spirits’ subsidiary Beam Suntory.

The firm of T&A McClelland was formerly a whisky blending and exporting enterprise, with origins in 1818, and it became part of Morrison Bowmore during the late 1960s.

DISTILLERIES & BRANDS
15 Para Blend
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Argyll
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Auchentoshan
LOWLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Bowmore
ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Brae Dew
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Clanroy
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Clydebank
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Glen Garioch
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
I.D.S.
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Islay Hallmark
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Islay Legend
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
McClelland's
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Premiers
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
QE2
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Rob Roy
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Wolf Legend
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
ASSOCIATED COMPANIES
Beam Suntory (Current owner)
Beinn Bhuide Holdings
D Johnston & Company
Destilerias y Crianzas
Stanley P. Morrison
T&A McClelland
William Teacher & Sons
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