Loch Lomond Distillery Company acquired by private equity firm

Loch Lomond Distillery Company has been acquired by Exponent Private Equity and will now be called Loch Lomond Group.

The Loch Lomond Distillery Company’s assets include the Loch Lomond Distillery at Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire; the Glen Catrine packaging plant at Mauchline in Ayrshire; and the Glen Scotia malt distillery in Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute.

The company’s brands currently include the Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia single malt Scotch whiskies, the High Commissioner blended Scotch whisky and Glen’s Vodka.

Former Diageo Chief Financial Officer Nick Rose will chair the new business. The management team at Loch Lomond Group is headed up by Colin Matthews as CEO.

Matthews commented, 'The growth of the Scotch whisky industry in recent years offers a great opportunity to develop further the Loch Lomond business, to refresh and expand the product portfolio, and to move into a number of new international markets building on the excellent progress the company has already made.'