Thursday, October 24, 2019


Scotch whisky specialist Douglas Laing & Co, has today announced that it has taken 100% ownership of the Perthshire based Strathearn Distillery.

The Strathearn acquisition marks the first distillery in the Douglas Laing portfolio, whilst plans for the firm’s recently-announced distillery project in Glasgow continue to progress.

Douglas Laing & Co announces acquisition of Strathearn Distillery

Said to be a pioneer of the ‘craft distilling’ scene, the distillery which began production in 2013, is a multi-functional site comprising of distillation, warehousing and bottling facilities.

Commenting on the news, Cara Laing, Director of Whisky at Douglas Laing & Co, said: “Today marks a proud and historic landmark for Douglas Laing. For its first seven decades in the wonderful world of Whisky, our family firm has been renowned amongst the finest independent bottlers, celebrated for our Remarkable Regional Malts and Exceptional Single Casks brands. 2019, our 71st year in business, is the year we take a monumental leap, adding ‘distiller’ to our credentials and beginning a new chapter in our journey.”

She concluded by saying: “A distillery very much in its infancy, Strathearn affords us the opportunity to create an extraordinary brand home for our family business and a global Single Malt brand steeped in our family firm’s history, heritage and passion”.

The existing gin and rum brands from Strathearn, will continue to be available with ownership moving to a newly established company, The Whisky Garden Ltd.

Posted by Steve Rush