Edrington Americas ends third-party TR contracts

Edrington’s travel retail business in the Americas will cease distribution of third-party spirits from Illva Saronno, Sazerac and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. From 30 September, Edrington Americas Travel Retail will no longer distribute Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Illva Saronno’s brands, while its distribution agreement with Buffalo Trace maker Sazerac will end on 31 December. The move will allow The Macallan maker Edrington to focus on its portfolio of wholly-owned super-premium brands. “This rationalisation of our portfolio…

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Disaronno rejoins Borco distribution portfolio

Family-owned spirits company Borco has agreed to distribute Italian liqueur brands Disaronno and Tia Maria in Germany. Borco will take over responsibility of the Illva Saronno-owned brands from 1 March. Disaronno had previously been part of the Borco portfolio from 2000 to 2010. Dr Tina Ingwersen-Matthiesen, shareholder, board member and member of the owner family, said Borco was “delighted” to take over the distribution of both brands. Augusto Reina, chief executive officer Illva Saronno, said:…

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Walsh Whiskey and Illva Saronno dissolve joint venture

Ireland’s Walsh Whiskey Distillery and Italian drinks group Illva Saronno have ended their joint venture with immediate effect following a dispute over the future direction of the business. Walsh Whiskey said the separation is the result of the firm’s Italian and Irish directors disagreeing “on how to develop the combined business into the future”, despite current sales, marketing and distilling targets “being fully met”. The dissolution of the joint venture will result in the the…

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