This week, Bladnoch, the 203-year-old Scotch Whisky distillery announced its new distribution partner, S.E.A Spirits. The announcement marks the continued expansion of Bladnoch’s award- winning products across the United Kingdom. S.E.A. Spirits will be the exclusive distributor of Bladnoch and Pure Scot in the on-premise and in retailers nation-wide.
S.E.A. Spirits was born as a joint venture as a result of the passion for premium spirits of a Scotsman and Englishman. “We are absolutely delighted to partner with Bladnoch Distillery, our first local distillery and build on the success in the UK market. Their heritage, expertise, contemporary vision and fantastic portfolio of whisky is a perfect fit with our business approach which is to offer both trade and consumer credible brands with authenticity and provenance. We are relishing the opportunity to work with the team to take Bladnoch and Pure Scot to the next stage of growth in the UK.”
Bladnoch Distillery is Scotland’s southernmost distillery, and one of a handful that remain independently owned. Since its purchase in 2015 by Australian entrepreneur David Prior, Bladnoch has enjoyed a renaissance, launching their line of award-winning Bladnoch Single Malt Whiskies and Pure Scot, their contemporary Blended Scotch Whisky, in over 30 countries. In 2017, Bladnoch Distillery celebrated its 200-year anniversary making it one of the oldest continuously operating distilleries in Scotland. In June 2019, Bladnoch Distillery’s state-of-the-art visitors centre was opened, welcoming visitors to the distillery once again after significant renovations. Acclaimed Master Distiller, Dr Nick Savage joined the Bladnoch team in July 2019. The Bladnoch Single Malts and Pure Scot Blended Scotch Whiskies have gone on to win various international awards including Double Golds at San Francisco Spirit Competition.
Will Pitchforth, head of commercial for Bladnoch Distillery, said: “Bladnoch and Pure Scot have their home in Scotland, and fans from across the UK have been asking us for more opportunities to enjoy our Whiskies closer to home. S.E.A. Spirits has both extensive experience in the market, and a great portfolio of growing spirit brands. We believe this makes them the perfect partner to take us to the next level and unlock new opportunities, especially supporting bars and restaurants as they start the process of reopening.”
S.E.A. Spirits is an import, distribution and brand building company for premium spirits and liqueurs. We provide a platform to nurture, develop and grow new and existing brands who demonstrate originality, authenticity and where quality and provenance have proven simply too good not to partner with and grow together. Bladnoch Distillery joins the S.E.A. Spirits portfolio which includes Brookie’s Byron Gin, Ink Gin, Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey, Quick Brown Fox Coffee Liqueur, Pussanga and La Dama Tequila.