Scottish Collie Profile
Blended Scotch Whisky
Scottish Collie is one of the many standard blended Scotch whiskies produced by Quality Spirits International (QSI), a subsidiary of Glenfiddich distillery owner, William Grant & Sons.
The 3-year-old blend – which is bottled at 40% abv without an age statement – is a vatting of Speyside and Highland malts with Lowland grain.
Scottish Collie History
The establishment of Strathclyde Business Park at Bellshill, near Motherwell, in the early 1990s allowed William Grant & Sons Ltd to create a large blending and bottling facility.
Quality Spirits International Ltd, a subsidiary of William Grant & Sons, was incorporated in 1995 to produce a number of Scotch whisky brands from the Bellshill facility, one of which was Scottish Collie.
QSI aims to become ‘the leading international supplier of private label Scotch whisky’. With a turnover of £42m in 2015, it is one of the largest companies operating in this field.
- 1992 Construction of Wm Grant & Sons Ltd new bottling and blending facility at Bellshill commences in May
- 1994 The Scottish Collie brand is first registered in the UK
- 1995 QSI Ltd is incorporated and based at the Bellshill facility
- 2014 An EU trademark for The Scottish Collie is registered
- 1994 - present