Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

Bladnoch, Scotland’s southernmost distillery, has partnered with Twenty20 Beverages, a US based sales and marketing company, to accelerate growth of the single malt whisky brand across the United States.

Bladnoch will work with Twenty20 Beverages to expand the distillery’s core portfolio into new markets and accounts across the United States, with a primary focus on premium on-trade and prestige retail.

Established in 1817, Bladnoch is the oldest privately owned Scotch whisky distillery in the world. The legacy brand has been revived in recent years by owner David Prior, who purchased Bladnoch in 2015 and is the first Australian businessman to own a Scotch whisky distillery, and master distiller Dr Nick Savage, who leads Bladnoch’s taste-first approach to whisky making.

Bladnoch whiskies are now available in more than 40 markets worldwide, including the UK, Australia and Taiwan.

Glen Gribbon, CEO at Bladnoch, said: “Our proposition to create a bold Galloway spirit with a proud heritage is unique. As a result, demand for Bladnoch has grown at pace in recent years, not only in the UK but increasingly in the US.

“Our partnership with Twenty20 Beverages marks the next step in our vision for growth in the United States. We’re looking forward to working with John and Ashley and their team across the US to reach more whisky enthusiasts with our signature Lowland Scotch whisky style.”

John Ormiston, partner and co-founder of Twenty20 Beverages, said:

“We are excited about our partnership with Bladnoch Distillery in the United States. Our quality brand building approach will work very well with the Bladnoch Distillery portfolio. We look forward to building a close working relationship with the Bladnoch leadership team, furthering their legacy, and building upon the success that they have achieved over the past 207 years.”

Bladnoch’s partnership with Twenty20 Beverages, established on 1st February 2024, follows the appointment of London-based Enotria&Coe as the brand’s UK distributor earlier this month, and the arrival of Bladnoch’s first brand ambassador.

Actor Mark Rannoch, whose stage and screen credits include the global hit TV series, Outlander, joined Bladnoch in January. He made his debut appearance at Bladnoch’s inaugural Burns Supper in Glasgow and will help to promote the brand worldwide.

Bladnoch’s signature whisky Vinaya takes its name from the Sanskrit word for respect and gratitude, paying homage to the distillery’s founders, who paved the way for Bladnoch’s exciting new era.

The distillery’s core range also includes Liora, Samsara, Alinta, Bladnoch 11-Year-Old, Bladnoch 14-Year-Old, Bladnoch 19-Year-Old and Bladnoch 30-Year-Old.

With this exciting new era comes a pipeline of innovation from Dr Nick Savage including The Dragon Series, a collection of five exceptional single malt whiskies that celebrate the natural unpredictability and captivating beauty of the whisky making craft.

Hand-crafted from the pristine waters of the River Bladnoch, which flow alongside the distillery, Bladnoch whiskies are non-chill filtered to ensure the truest flavours shine through.

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