- The Edrington Group
The Edrington Group Limited is a major
Scotch whiskycompany with expertise in blending, bottling, distributing and marketing. It produces several well-known brands, including The Famous Grouse, one of Scotland's favourite whiskys, The Macallan, Highland Park Single Malt, The Glenrothesand Cutty Sark. The company also has a majority stake in Brugal rum, the market leader in the Dominican Republic.
The company was founded in
Glasgowin 1860 by William A. Robertson. The Edrington Group bought Highland Distilleries for £601 million in 1999.
Origin of Name
The Robertson sisters established The Robertson Trust, a charitable trust, in May 1961. [ [http://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/ The Robertson Trust] ] The Misses Elspeth, Agnes, and Ethel had inherited from their father William the controlling interest in Robertson & Baxter and Clyde Bonding Company. The business was renamed Edrington after a farm next to their estate in the Scottish Borders. Today The Edrington Group is wholly owned by the Trust. The Trust gave a record £7.4 million to charitable causes last year.
New Year Honours 2008, the Edrington Group's chair, John James Griffin Good, was made a Knight Bachelor"for services to Scotland". [ [http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/5058/Edrington-chief-rewarded-with-.ehtml "Edrington chief knighthood"] ]
* [http://www.edringtongroup.com/ Official website]
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