The rumour mill

I love it when the rumour mill starts churning. Who has bought this? Have you heard they are up for sale? Some news will be announced next week but we are being tight lipped at the moment…to a journalist this stuff is great. Gossip always is.

So I thought it was time to comment on three little gems that emerged over the Whisky Live Glasgow weekend.

1. Bruichladdich has not been sold. Was not up for sale as far as I am aware.

2. Ardbeg has not been sold either, and certainly not to Diageo who already own a 30 odd per cent share.

3. Diageo has bought the Broxburn site, which it will probably use for warehousing and storage. Diageo bought the site two years ago on a leaseback basis to Glenmorangie for the interim period pending its final move out.

You have got to love rumours…

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One response to “The rumour mill

  1. Richard Anderson

    You do have to love rumors. I heard these rumors awhile ago too. I voiced skepticism at the Bruichladdich sale. Why sell the distillery and keep Murray McDavid?

    The rumor I heard was that Moet Hennesey was buying out Ardbeg. Again, partial owner already. And again, why sell Ardbeg and not Glenmorangie?

    Thanks for verifying the rumor status.

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