One of Germany’s largest supermarket chains owns Mc Intyre blended Scotch whisky.
Penny Markt Profile
Now owned by the REWE Group of Cologne, discount supermarket chain Penny Markt began as a humble grocer in Bad Homurg, Germany. The chain sells a variety of consumables and household goods, including its own brand of Scotch whisky, John Malcom, which is bottled as a 12-year-old Highland single malt from a secret distillery. Confusingly, an eight-year-old Canadian whisky is also bottled under the same brand.
Penny Markt History
Penny Markt was founded by William Leibbrand, whose father, Hugo Leibbrand, had owned a food wholesale store in Bad Homburg, Germany since 1961. William Leibbrand opened his own self-service food store and, by 1970, had expanded to 70 stores. The Penny Markt brand was created in 1973 as a chain of discount stores as part of the Leibbrand Retail Group.
Since 1973, a long standing partnership had existed with the REWE Group of Cologne. In 1989, REWE fully acquired the Leibbrand Group.
As of 2017, Penny Markt operates over 2,000 stores in Germany and over 1,300 stores in the rest of Europe, including stores in Italy, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Austria.
Distilleries & Brands
One of Europe’s largest budget grocery retailers, with its own line of Scotch whiskies.
German bottler and importer known in particular for indy releases of aged Ledaig and Ben Nevis.
German whisky and cigar merchant that offers customers occasional single casks under its own label.