Monday, November 08, 2021


The Artisanal Spirits Company, the owners of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, has today announced the launch of the first collection of spirits from its J.G. Thomson & Co brand.

The first batch of releases from the Edinburgh based brand, includes three blended malt Scotch whiskies (Sweet, Smoky and Rich), a Jamaican rum and a dry gin.

J.G Thomson & Co launches its first collection of spirits

In addition to its core range, J.G. Thomson & Co is launching with the first two batches in a series of limited-edition whiskies; a 23 Year Old blended malt Scotch whisky, comprised of malts from Speyside, and a 1972 blended grain Scotch whisky.

J.G. Thomson & Co, takes its name from an 18th-century wine and spirits merchant once based in Leith in the 1700s, a time when trade ships were bringing new and exciting goods into Edinburgh. At the time, the savvy Thomson family became renowned for selecting some of these new spirits being brought in and introducing them to their discerning customers in Edinburgh, and to the wider world.

With a focus on combining characterful spirit with high-quality casks, the blending team at J.G. Thomson & Co, works closely with selected partner cooperages to either procure specific casks, or to create their own customised casks, toasted and charred to defined standards.

All of the company’s spirits are crafted creatively in small batches, meaning that the individual taste characteristics of each spirit will evolve with every new batch - providing adventurous drinkers with a new taste experience to discover every time a new batch is released.

Commenting on the launch, Emily Coyle from J.G. Thomson & Co, said: “Just like the Thomsons did in the 1700s, we’re constantly on the hunt for new spirits, flavours and tastes to explore from around the world, whether that’s handpicking whisky in Scotland or rum in Jamaica. By focusing on creating small batches and limited editions, we want to explore different tastes and take full advantage of the opportunity to experiment, innovate, marry, blend, discover and learn."

She went onto say: “We believe there is a growing appetite for exceptional spirits among adventurous drinkers who are looking to taste something new and extraordinary. All our spirits are made using traditional methods such as small batch distillation, non-chill filtering and natural colour to focus entirely on taste and take people on a journey of discovery.” 

All of J.G. Thomson & Co’s spirits, are now available from varying in RRP from £35.50 to £189.00.

Posted by Steve Rush