Remy Cointreau USA has announced that it has renewed its distribution deal with The Edrington Group for Scotch whisky brands The Macallan, The Famous Grouse and Highland Park.

Remy Cointreau USA has been the distributor for the Edrington brands since 1985 and the new deal extends the partnership for a further five years.

"We are pleased to enter this new phase of our ongoing relationship with Edrington," said Remy Cointreau USA president Thomas F. Jensen. "We continue to enhance and grow our prestigious portfolio of luxury spirits and wines while developing a reputation for excellence and partnership among our suppliers, distributors and customers. This latest development with Edrington is a testament to this and we are looking forward to continued growth for both entities."

Ian Greig, Edrington's zone director for North America and Central Europe, said: "Remy Cointreau USA has distributed our brands for over 20 years. This latest agreement will be crucial in expanding their reach and popularity with the marketplace, especially for The Macallan, which enjoys a premium iconic position in the single malt Scotch category. We are delighted to continue this strong working relationship with Remy Cointreau USA. This collective endeavour should enable our brands to continue to make good progress in an ever-changing and competitive market environment."

The US is a key export market for Edrington. The Macallan is the third best selling single malt in the US, having increased sales tenfold during the past 10 years. The US has also been an important growth market for The Famous Grouse.