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Foley Family Wines Appointed as Exclusive Agent to Import and Sell The Loch Lomond Group Portfolio

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Foley Family Wines Appointed as Exclusive Agent to Import and Sell The Loch Lomond Group Portfolio

Santa Rosa, Calif., April 10, 2024 – Foley Family Wines (FFW), the Sonoma County-based family-owned wine and spirits company, has announced an agency partnership with The Loch Lomond Group (LLG), producer and distributor of multi award winning Scotch whisky products, premium spirits and champagne. FFW will immediately begin importing and distributing The Loch Lomond Group products in the U.S. through its wholesale and supplier network.

One of only seven full-service producers of Scotch whisky, LLG is an independent distiller and blender of some of the finest and oldest Scotch whiskies in the world from Scotland’s most historic distilleries, including the Glen Scotia Distillery established in 1832, the Loch Lomond Distillery founded in 1814, and the Littlemill Distillery, the oldest distillery in Scotland – registered in 1772.

Loch Lomond Distillery was named the most-awarded distillery of the year at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Glen Scotia 25-year-old Single Malt whisky was awarded ‘Best in Show’ at the same event in 2021 , earning the distinction as the best whisky in the world. In the $15+ category, FFW currently ranks among the top 10 U.S. wine companies and is the second-fastest growing player.

Last year, Scotch Whisky accounted for 77% of Scottish food and drink exports 1 , with bottled blended whisky representing the biggest export subcategory by value in 2023 2 . In the U.S., whiskey is the largest spirit category and is driving growth at 2%, outpacing total spirits by 2%. Scotch is the 2nd largest segment within the category 3.

The LLG U.S. portfolio includes Loch Lomond Single Malt Scotch whisky, Glen Scotia Single Malt Scotch whisky, Littlemill Single Malt Scotch whisky, Spearhead Single Grain Scotch whisky, Ben Lomond Scottish Gin and Champagne Piaff.

“We are excited to enter the important Scotch whisky category and integrate The Loch Lomond Group brands into our expanding global spirits portfolio," noted Shawn Schiffer, FFW President. “The addition of these fine Scotch whiskies and premium spirits will naturally complement our super-premium and luxury wine and spirits brands as we continue to elevate our offerings to our customers and consumers.”

Led by founder & CEO Colin Matthews, “We are delighted to have entered into this partnership with Foley Family Wines. Their industry leading position, reputation for producing luxury wine and spirits, and best-in-class sales teams and distributor networks makes FFW the ideal partner for us in the U.S.,” commented Matthews. “And this is the right time for us to change strategic direction.”

The Loch Lomond Group has established several key sports partnerships that help promote the brands globally as it continues to scale up successfully its international presence, including the R&A for The Open Golf Championship, the Scottish Professional Football League, and the Super League Rugby. The Loch Lomond Group operates production sites across Scotland, including Loch Lomond malt and grain distilleries at Alexandria in Dunbartonshire, Glen Scotia Distillery in Campbeltown, Argyll, and a bottling plant in Catrine, Ayrshire.

For images of the Loch Lomond portfolio, visit the FFW media image site: https://foleyfamilywines.com/media/images/

About Foley Family Wines
Established by Bill Foley in 1996, Foley Family Wines (FFW) is a portfolio of highly acclaimed wines and spirits from some of the world’s greatest estates. The company owns more than 24 wineries and a distillery, each with its distinct style, legacy, and approach to hospitality. FFW has expanded its portfolio significantly since its founding, now including such storied brands as Chalk Hill Estate Winery, Sebastiani, Roth, Banshee, Ferrari-Carano, Chateau St. Jean and Lancaster in Sonoma; Merus, Silverado and Foley Johnson in Napa Valley; Lincourt, Firestone, and Foley Estates in Southern California; Chalone Vineyard in Monterey County; Four Graces and Acrobat in Oregon; and Three Rivers in Washington. In 2023, the company began operating Minden Mill Distilling in Nevada and relaunched Charles Goodnight Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey. FFW’s import portfolio includes Lucien Albrecht in France, Nieto Senetiner in Argentina, and 14 wine brands and Lighthouse Gin, spanning three of New Zealand’s most acclaimed winegrowing regions: Marlborough, Central Otago, and Martinborough.

Media Contact

Nora Feeley
200 Concourse Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403
nfeeley@foleyfamilywines.com