Top 10 whisky industry acquisitions

22nd November, 2017 by Nicola Carruthers

From craft Irish whiskey brands to established Bourbon producers, The Spirits Business looks back at some of the biggest recent whisky acquisitions that have got the industry talking.

A number of high-profile whisky acquisitions have shook up the spirits industry in recent years

A number of leading spirits firms have had industry heads turning with a rush of bold M&A deals.

Last year US drinks firm Constellation Brands entered into a US$160 million deal to buy High West Distillery, followed by another quick move to buy one of the largest new whiskey distilleries in the US in the same month.

This year alone has seen some of the biggest drinks group extend their spirit offering, with some moving into American and Irish whiskey, including SPI Group’s first foray into American whiskey with the acquisition of Kentucky Owl Bourbon in January, while Bacardi entered the Irish whiskey category with a minority stake in Teeling Whiskey Company in June.

Click through the following pages to see our selection of the top 10 new deals.

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