Aberlour – the best-selling single malt whisky on the biggest foreign market, in France. The fact that the distillery now belongs to the French Pernod Ricard corporation surely had something to do with its overseas sales success.
Fate of the now cult-status Islay distillery was still most uncertain towards the end of the previous millennium. It is thanks to the efforts of Jackie and Stuart Thomson that we can now enjoy its products.
Whisky made at Auchroisk used to be sold as Singleton of Auchroisk. It was the pioneer of the wood finishing technique, though it was never marketed as such. A lost marketing opportunity for Diageo, it seems.
Aultmore is one of the very few distilleries in Scotland that have hardly changed owners almost since the foundation. Taken over from its founders in the early 20th century, it has remained a part of John Dewar & Sons until this day.