Arbikie secures US distribution

21st January, 2020 by Melita Kiely

Scottish field-to-bottle distiller Arbikie has signed a distribution deal with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits to launch its portfolio in the US.


Arbikie has signed a distribution deal in the US

Family-owned Arbikie, which will celebrate its fifth birthday this year, created Scotland’s first potato vodka and also makes gin, rye whisky and single malt whisky.

The distillery is based on a 2,000-acre estate north of Arbroath, in Scotland. Arbikie aims to focus its export distribution opportunities on the ‘cocktail cities’ of North America and Asia, such as New York, Toronto and Shanghai. The brand now exports to 15 countries.

David Stirling, Arbikie director, said: “Our aim has always been to disrupt the luxury spirits market by stressing the traceability of our base ingredients and how these impact on flavour.

“Our philosophy has always been about sustainability, innovation and quality, and our global consumers are very much buying into the opportunity to trace the ingredients in their spirits.

“It’s extremely important to us that consumers know where the produce comes from, and we can literally show them the field the ingredients are grown in.

“The growing desire for provenance and traceability of ingredients is very now and this new deal reflects this trend.”

Arbikie launched its Highland Rye Whisky in December 2018, the first rye whisky made in Scotland for more than 100 years.

The distillery plans to launch a limited edition 2019 vintage of its rye whisky “very soon”.

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