Scottish drinks giant takes on US craft distillery
Scottish drinks giant William Grant & Sons has acquired a popular US craft distillery. Tuthilltown Spirits in Hudson Valley, New York, produces Hudson Whiskey, which William Grant took over in 2010.
The Tuthilltown distillery includes a restaurant and visitor centre. William Grant's brands include Tullamore, Drambuie, Glenfiddich and Hendrick's Gin.
Chief executive Simon Hunt said: "In 2010 William Grant & Sons bought the Hudson Whiskey brand as we were not only attracted to the possibilities within the American whiskey category, but in particular, the authenticity of the Hudson brand and the excellence of the whiskey; the same is true of the distillery."