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NEW UK DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL FOR IAN MACLEOD BRANDS

26th June 2006

Edinburgh, 26 June 2006: Ian Macleod Distillers has signed a
deal with Harvey-Miller Wine & Spirit Agencies (HMWSA) to combine the
distribution of their brands in the UK
and Ireland.

 

Under the new arrangement all Ian
Macleod brands will be distributed through HMWSA, which has a strong sales
force throughout the UK.
Previously these brands - Glengoyne single malt, Isle of
Skye and Langs blended Scotch whiskies, London Hill gin, Watson's
rums and specialist malt whiskies such as Smokehead, Chieftain's and Six Isles
- were sold by the Ian Macleod sales force.

 

"The new distribution
arrangement will enable us to achieve far greater penetration of our premium
brands throughout the UK and
Ireland,"
said Leonard Russell, Managing Director of Ian Macleod Distillers. "It is
a business model which many successful companies are already adopting in order
to move their brands forward in the bigger markets worldwide."

 

"Currently we have strong
on-trade and off-trade distribution in Scotland, but I have been looking
at ways in which we can build our brands on a national basis, and this is the
ideal partnership to do this. By joining forces with HMWSA we will have a much
greater resource to take Ian Macleod brands to higher levels of distribution
and sales in the UK
market."

 

Ian Macleod Distillers aims to
significantly increase sales in the UK. Leonard Russell says this new
distribution channel will be the key to achieving this.

 

Nick Harvey-Miller, Chairman of
HMWSA, commented, "This is a natural alliance for our businesses. We have
a first-rate distribution network throughout the UK which will benefit Ian Macleod,
whilst their fantastic portfolio of brands will greatly enhance our current
offering. Adding Ian Macleod's superb family products to our stable enhances
our strategy of making a complete package available to our customers."

 

For more information:

 

Ian Macleod Distillers

Leonard Russell

Managing Director

T: 01506 852205

 

Profile Plus

Robyn Glynne-Percy

Director

T: 0131 554 6111

 

Harvey-Miller Wine & Spirit Agencies

Nick Harvey-Miller

Chairman

T: 08702 418 459

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

Broxburn-based Ian Macleod
Distillers Ltd is an independent, Scottish family-owned company which acquired
Glengoyne Distillery and the Glengoyne single malt and Langs blended whisky
brands in 2003. The acquisition of Glengoyne Distillery fulfilled Ian Macleod's
strategic objective to become a fully integrated distiller, blender and
bottler. www.ianmacleod.com

 

Glengoyne Distillery, situated at
Dumgoyne on the south-western edge of the Highlands,
has been distilling whisky since 1833. It is known as "Scotland's most
beautiful distillery" and the single malt it produces is of award-winning
quality. www.glengoyne.com

 

Langs is a well-known and long
established brand, encompassing Langs Supreme 5 years old and Langs Select 12
years old blended whiskies which are exported to many markets throughout the
world. The Lang brothers were awarded a Royal Warrant as suppliers of whisky to
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1984. The Royal Warrant is
marked on all Langs and Glengoyne bottlings and was recently assigned to Ian
Macleod Distillers Ltd.

 

Harvey-Miller Wine & Spirit
Agencies was created 2 years ago with the strategy to represent unique wines
and spirits from around the world. HMW&SA looks after family-owned
vineyards such as Chateau Los Boldos from Chile,
Tittarelli and Finca el Retiro from Argentina,
Jose Maria da Fonseca from Portugal
and Darien Rioja from Spain.
The spirit products include Kremlyovskaya Premium Russian Vodka, Pisa Liqueur
from Italy,
Sempé Armagnac and Puccini Sambuca. www.hmwsa.com