This family-owned independent bottler specialises in cask strength whiskies.
Old St Andrews Profile
Based in Kent, Old St Andrews Ltd pairs up Scotch whisky with golf, using the name of Scotland’s most famous golfing centre. Its whiskies are presented in dimpled, golf ball-shaped bottles, although ‘straight’ alternatives are also available, as are mock barrels.
The company has two principal Scotch whisky offerings – Old St Andrews Clubhouse, which is a five-year-old blended Scotch, and 10-, 12- and 15-year-old blended malts, named respectively Twilight, Fireside and Nightcap. The firm is also the licenced bottler of Ron Burgundy’s Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve blend, which takes its name from the lead character in the movie Anchorman. In addition to whisky, Old St Andrews offers Pink 47 and London 40 gins, plus Blue 42 vodka.
Old St Andrews History
As a Scotch whisky blender, Old St Andrews has been active for some 75 years, but it was in the early 1970s that the firm really came to prominence, with an initiative in Japan that involved fitting half-gallon bottles of whisky into miniature leather golf bags, housed on miniature golf trolleys.
Golf-themed bottlings remain at the heart of St Andrews’ activities, and overseas markets are where most of its trade is conducted. Having at one time been partly owned by Tomatin Distillers Ltd, the company has been in the hands of managing director Bob Gorton since 2008.
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Old St Andrews Limited
Unit E1 Chaucer Business Park
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