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Dunrobin receives CA$5.5m investment

Canadian producer Dunrobin Distilleries has received a CA$5.5 million (US$4.3m) investment from Swiss company Seven Seals Innovation to enable both firms to expand globally.

Dunrobin Distilleries whisky
Dunrobin’s portfolio includes whisky, but the producer also makes gin and flavoured vodka

Ottawa-based Dunrobin said the deal would inject millions into the local economy.

Mark Watson, co-founder and president of Dunrobin, commented: “This important milestone signals our transition from microdistillery to mid-tier producer and distributor for Dunrobin Distilleries.

“This will allow us to expand our distribution across North America, Europe and the rest of the world.”

Dr Dolf Stockhausen, a former Clariant board member and owner of Seven Seals Innovation, is the inventor of the patented, Canada-approved, Stockhausen Method – a ‘fast-forward finishing process’.

Stockhausen founded Seven Seals Innovation five years ago, aged 72.

Dunrobin will use the method on some of its new products, and will also open a training centre at its facilities to further science and technology in spirits production.

Dr Michael Soormann, CEO of Seven Seals Innovation, said: “The partnership between Dunrobin Distilleries and Seven Seals Innovation is a milestone for both companies and the foundation of future growth and prosperity.

“We will produce together excellent and innovative whisky for the whole of North America and export selected products to Europe.

“With our partnership, we invest in buildings and equipment and create new jobs in the future in the region, which will benefit strongly from our common activities. Therefore, this is a win-win situation for all, Dunrobin Distilleries, Ottawa region and Seven Seals Innovation.”

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