Ian Macleod Distillers has signed a distribution deal with Harvey-Miller Wine & Spirit Agencies (HMWSA) for the UK and Irish markets.

The UK distiller said today (26 June) that its stable - including Glengoyne single malt and London Hill gin - would be handled by HMWSA. Ian MacLeod had previously handled distribution in-house.

"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.

"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."

HMWSA chairman Nick Harvey-Miller added: "Adding Ian Macleod's superb family products to our stable enhances our strategy of making a complete package available to our customers."