Drambuie is up for sale, with William Grant & Sons reported to be interested

Drambuie is up for sale, with William Grant & Sons reported to be interested

Drambuie has released new packaging for its namesake Scotch whisky liqueur brand exclusively into the Travel Retail channel.

The Glasgow-based firm, which is currently up for sale, said the new bottle will be available from October in airports in the UK, Spain, Asia and Switzerland. It will then go on release in “major airports around the world” before the winter holiday season.

The shrink-wrap packaging features the black-and-white zig-zag motif used in Drambuie’s 'The Extraordinary Bar' marketing campaign, first launched in 2012. It will be previewed in October at the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes.

William Grant & Sons and Remy Cointreau are reported to be two of about six bidders competing to buy Drambuie after the brand was put up for sale by owners the MacKinnon family trust earlier this year.