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Vintage Malt Whisky Co. Ltd.

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Brian Crook

United Kingdom

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The Vintage Malt Whisky Co. Ltd., established in 1992 by Brian Crook, is a distinguished player in the whisky industry. Brian, with his extensive background in the malt whisky industry, laid the foundation for this company, which has since become a leading independent bottler of fine malt whiskies. The company, guided by Brian and now joined by his son Andrew, offers a wide range of single cask bottlings through its Cooper's Choice portfolio, including aged single grains under the parallel Cooper's Choice Golden Grains label.

They also market the Finlaggan Islay single malt, Tantallan Highland single malt, and the Glenalmond blended Highland malt. Additionally, their sister company, the Highlands and Islands Scotch Whisky Co., produces well-regarded single Islay malts like The Ileach and Pibroch, as well as Island single malt Black Cuillin.

Vintage Malt's journey began with Brian's vision to share the finest malt whiskies from Scotland's distilleries with independent wine and spirit importers worldwide. Over the years, their commitment to quality and exceptional offerings has made them a respected name in the industry. Their brands, including Finlaggan, The Ileach, and Islay Storm, have garnered awards and recognition, solidifying their position as a premier independent bottler. In 2016, Whisky Magazine honored them with a Gold Medal in the Independent Bottler's Challenge and named them "Lowland Independent Bottler of the Year 2016."

-Written (Mostly) by Robots-

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