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160 years of exceptional spirits

Edrington's success stems from a heritage of exceptional people,

dedicated to crafting spirit brands of the highest quality. 

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A unique ownership model

Edrington's ownership model is unique in its industry. The origins of our company stretch back 160 years to 1861, when William Robertson founded the Robertson & Baxter company in Glasgow.  

One hundred years later, his granddaughters formed a charitable trust to own the business. Elspeth, Agnes and Ethel Robertson wished to use the future success of the family business to extend the support they had given to charities in their lifetimes.

Today, Edrington's principal shareholder continues to be The Robertson Trust, and the Trust has given more than £300 million to charities in Scotland.

Learn more about The Robertson Trust.

Our strategy

Our strategy is to intensify our focus on becoming the world's leading builder of ultra-premium spirit brands.

The Macallan is our central focus, supported by Highland Park and The Glenrothes in the fast-growing Single Malt category, and Naked in the Blended Malt category. Our portfolio is completed with The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky and Brugal rum in the Dominican Republic.

We have strategic partnerships with No.3 London Dry Gin, Tequila Partida, Wyoming Whiskey and Noble Oak Bourbon.

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Our values

Our values are reflected in the way we do business. Our strategy and our ownership model are underpinned by giving, respect, integrity and excellence. These principles govern every aspect of the way we do business, from an unwavering commitment to excellence in our products to our relationship with our people and fairness in our business partnerships.

These values drive our success, allowing us to give more to society.

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Our international business

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Directors & Advisors

Our leadership team

Our History

The story so far