Vintage Malt Whisky
Vintage Malt WhiskyThe Vintage Malt Whisky Co. was founded in 1992 by Brian Crook, an honours graduate in Food Science with twenty years experience in the malt whisky industry, latterly as Export Director for one of Scotland's principal distillers. The aim was to produce a range of malt whiskies from Scotland's finest distilleries and to make them available to independent wine and spirit importers throughout the world.
One hundred years ago there were over one hundred and twenty malt whisky distilleries throughout Scotland, independently owned and producing malts of rare character from the Highlands, Islands and Lowlands. Today probably only seventy or eighty still produce malt whisky on a regular basis, and of these, only a handful are owned by family companies. The vast majority of malts available from Scotland today are produced by multi-national companies, so the opportunity for family companies worldwide to deal with small, independent scotch whisky distillers has virtually gone. It is to fill this gap that VMW was formed.
By not owning a distillery VMW is not tied to a specific area or quality, thus, through our extensive knowledge of the Scotch Whisky industry, we are able to locate, select and offer our customers a range of malts from the finest of Scotland's distilleries in the Highlands and Islands. This approach has proved popular with our customers to the extent that we have now exported over 1.2 million bottles of Malt Whisky through our network of distributors across 20 countries.The Company's flagship Brands include Finlaggan, a single malt from the Island of Islay off the West coast of Scotland and Glenalmond, a superb marriage of Highland malts in one bottle. Both have won gold and silver awards in the prestigious International wine and Spirit Competition. Our third Brand is Tantallan, a delightfully smooth and mellow Speyside malt.
In our Cooper's Choice range of single cask bottlings you will find a selection of fine malts from distilleries large and small covering all regions of Scotland. From the Highlands to the Islands this collection includes many rare malts, some even from distilleries that stopped production years ago and are already well on the way to becoming collectors'items.We hope that in working with the VMW, Importers of all sizes will find that they will not only obtain products of the highest order, but also receive the type of individual service which only a family company can provide, from the bottling of individual casks to the production of customer's own-label malts