Good news for those of us living in the US! You can read the full detail below but the gist of it is that the Isle of Arran Distillers have signed on with a new importer for product into the US: Impex (known for importing Kilchomen, Smokehead, the Cheiftain’s range of Single Cask Whiskies and Isle of Skye blended whisky into the US).
The effective date is January 1, 2012
My hope, which I think will come to fruition, is that with this new deal with Impex (a company that KNOWS whisky), Arran will be bringing in more of their small release products such as the Icons of Arran range, Sleeping Warrior, 12yo cask strength, etc… It will remain to be seen but Impex knows their stuff and knows the US whisky consumer.
Arran is in good hands. Read the full details below.
Trading Agreement Announcement
Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd, a dynamic force in the Scotch Whisky Industry is delighted to announce that effective January 1st 2012, their Single Malt and Blended Scotch will be imported into the United States by ImpEx Beverages Inc.
Andrew Hogan of Isle of Arran Distillers commented that “This agreement with ImpEx will bring us the brand building success that we seek at this stage in our development. I am delighted to have the chance to work with ImpEx, and to benefit from the experience that Ed Kohl and his team brings to the USA whisky market. “Hogan added that he “…looked forward to increased influence within the US market and this appointment was the best news possible prior to the busy holiday selling season. “
For ImpEx Beverages, Ed Kohl stated “We are delighted to represent this prestigious distillery in our portfolio of malt and blended whisky. Isle of Arran is a new and innovative distillery who is offering an exciting range of single malts and blends to the whisky connoisseur who is looking for yet another new experience. The combination of our two companies compliments each other extremely well as we move forward with our consumer tasting programs. Mr. Hogan will also be a valued partner as we develop Isle of Arran in the U.S. Market.”