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Our History


Our story

Edrington’s success stems from a heritage of exceptional people dedicated to craftsmanship.

The origins of the company stretch back to the mid-nineteenth century, when William Robertson founded the Robertson & Baxter company in Glasgow. The Robertson family also founded Highland Distillers in 1887 and, ultimately, in 1999, Edrington acquired Highland along with its iconic brands The Famous Grouse, The Macallan and Highland Park. Today, these renowned premium spirit brands are distributed across international markets by a network of Edrington’s own distribution companies and selected partnerships.

Edrington is focused on its future as an independent, international company offering distinctive, premium spirit brands.

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