About Us

Edrington makes some of the world’s best-loved Scotch whiskies,
including The Macallan, The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and Highland Park.
The portfolio is complemented by Brugal, the leading golden rum in the Caribbean,
and by Snow Leopard vodka.

Edrington Achievement Award International Winner

Edrington Achievement Award
International Winner


The Edrington Achievement Award recognises and rewards people who have made a significant contribution to the business. Recent winners of the International Award were Chris Thomson, logistics development manager - Scotland, and Helen Lee, supply chain manager - Korea.

 

 

Our Business Model

Edrington is a business headquartered in Scotland but international in its composition. With over 60% of staff based overseas it has its focus firmly on the opportunities for international development of its premium spirits brands.

The company’s business model has always had social responsibility at its core. When the Robertson sisters transferred their shareholding, and therefore their ownership, in Edrington to the newly formed Robertson Trust in 1961, their ingenuity ensured that Edrington would remain independent and its history of philanthropy would continue.

Their legacy is alive and well in Edrington’s international community, where the company donates a portion of profits to good causes chosen by staff in its overseas offices.

 

The company believes this model sets Edrington apart from its competition. The strong values of the organisation are complemented by its highly rated premium brands. Edrington is a brand-building company with a strong track record of investing in both consumer marketing and the operational assets to bring those brands closer to consumers. The Macallan, Brugal, The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark, and Highland Park have all benefited from long-term investment to drive growth ahead of their categories.

People are the final ingredient in the business model. Edrington people are enterprising people. They enjoy a flexibility afforded by a short decision tree. Private ownership allows Edrington to be quick in its decision-making but long range in its planning. 

With its unique ownership, envied brands, and enterprising workforce, Edrington continues to be a distinctive, independent force in international premium spirits.

Our Performance


Annual Report 2014

Edrington’s brands continue to deliver a strong performance, and as the market for luxury spirits continues to thrive we are crossing new frontiers to reach more consumers with our brands.

Annual Report 2014

View highlights from our past Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013
Annual Report 2012
Annual Report 2011
Annual Report 2010

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Directors

The Board

Edrington’s board of directors sets the company’s vision and strategic priorities. Combining depth of experience and breadth of skills, the board oversees management of the company’s interests with a commitment to the highest standards of governance and corporate citizenship, in line with Edrington’s unique ownership structure