The richest spirits barons in the UK

15th May, 2018 by Amy Hopkins

4. James Watt

Worth: £262m

Rank in The Sunday Times Rich List 2018: 461

Rank in 2017: New

James Watt, along with Dickie, has steered BrewDog to become a global phenomenon. In April last year, TSG Consumer Partners bought a 23% stake in the company for £213m, valuing BrewDog at £1bn. The transaction was “designed to deliver long-term capital with a 10-year time horizon”.

It will be interesting to see if Lone Wolf has the same potential in the spirits world.

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