After seven years together, Berry Bros. & Rudd will return Glenrothes to Edrington for an undisclosed sum. As part of the sale, the Speyside Single Malt Scotch whisky will be reunited with the Glenrothes distillery and cooperage.
Berry Bros has been distributing Glenrothes in international markets since 1995 and made it official by buying the brand from Edrington in 2010. The Glenrothes distillery and cooperage have been owned and run by Edrington and Highland Distillers since 1887.
'It has been a great honour to be the guardians of The Glenrothes brand over the past seven years,' Berry Bros. & Rudd chief executive Dan Jago, said. 'Berry Bros. & Rudd has nurtured The Glenrothes brand and we are delighted our distributor and importer business Fields, Morris & Verdin will continue to distribute The Glenrothes in the UK.
'Berry Bros. & Rudd has always delighted in the development and cultivation of new spirits brands and the sale will enable us to invest further, developing our business ambitions in this area.'
Paul Ross, managing director of Edrington’s super premium business unit added: “We would like to thank Berry Bros. & Rudd for their excellent stewardship of The Glenrothes over the past seven years.
'We are very pleased to be reuniting the brand with its distillery and we know it will be an excellent member of Edrington’s leading family of premium brands, including The Macallan and Highland Park. We are very much looking forward to accelerating the growth of this award-winning single malt in international markets.'
Berry Bros will continue to distribute The Glenrothes in the UK.