UK: Edrington and William Grants sale talks reach dead end
Talks between the Scotch groups Edrington, producer of The Famous Grouse, and William Grant and Sons concerning Edrington's Islay malt Bunnahabhain, produced at the distillery of the same name, and its Islay-based blend Black Bottle, have fallen through. The discussions, described by one industry source as only "tentative initial discussions", were the result of an approach by William Grant for the brands and Edrington's desire to focus more on its core brands The Famous Grouse, Highland Park, The Macallan and Cutty Sark.
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