BOOM: Jack Daniels Buys Glendronach

Now we're getting serious with this whisky revival, folks. I already wrote about all of Scotland's independent bottlers building new distilleries. Now get ready for the deep-pocketed global brands to start buying them. I've known this had to be coming for some time. The Benriach group simply got an offer they couldn't refuse from Brown-Forman: $415 million for the trio of distilleries in the portfolio, Glendronach, Benriach, and Glenglassaugh. Who's next? That's the real question.

Kilchoman to Bacardi? Arran to Sazerac? I'd wager this is just the beginning. 

-David Driscoll

David Driscoll