The Germany discount supermarket owns the exclusive John Malcom whisky brand.
REWE Markt Profile
REWE Markt, one of Germany’s largest supermarkets that operates in countries across Europe, sells its own label Scotch in the form of no-age-statement blended whisky Mc Intyre.
REWE Markt History
REWE stands for ‘Revision sverband der Westkauf-Cooperatives’ (Western Buying Co-operatives Auditing Association) and was founded as a retailers cooperative in Cologne in 1927. In 1935, the co-operative expanded from the Rhineland to central Germany.
During the Second World War, REWE expanded into production at local wineries and opened a coffee roasting plant. In the late 1940s, REWE introduced two own-brand labels of food staples: REWE Dreistern (three stars) and REWE Kronjuwel (crown jewels).
During the 1970s, REWE restructured as a partnership and established a travel agency. In 1972, the company invested in grocery retailer Leibbrand Group and the remaining stake was purchased in 1989.
In 1993, REWE purchased a stake in British grocery chain Budgens, and began to expand into Austria and Eastern Europe. Today, REWE Group has over 14,800 grocery stores and operates in 10 European countries.
Distilleries & Brands
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.
Low-key but prolific German whisky bottler and delicatessen run by a husband-and-wife team.