Scotland: Whisky & Distilleries
Demand for whisky has increased steadily in recent years, prompting several major producers to create new distilleries. This is the case for William Grant who, after closing Kininvie (which was sheltered on the premises of Balvenie) and Ladyburn, they decided in 2007 to create Ailsa Bay on the site of the defunct Ladyburn.
The new distillery located on the grounds of Girvan (as was Ladyburn) is primarily intended to supply the production for blends of the Group (malt whisky will probably come in the compositon of Grant's, the best-selling blend of William Grant & Sons group).
It is unlikely that the distillery will sell one day a single malt, but bottles might appear at independent bottlers. Grant family are often reluctant to sell barrels to independent that would indicate the name of the distillery on the label, there is a safe bet that bottles will appear with a fancy name.
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