A multi-disciplinary Shepherd and Wedderburn team completed the acquisition of the Loch Lomond Distillery Group (LLG) working with US firm Cleary Gottlieb on behalf of a global private equity firm.

LLG is the owner of  distilleries at Alexandria, by Loch Lomond, and the Glen Scotia malt distillery at Campbeltown, which has been operating since 1832, plus a large bottling plant at Glen Catrine, Ayrshire.

The Shepherd and Wedderburn food and drink team were approached given their expertise in whisky and excise matters.

The client was impressed by our grasp of the myriad complex issues and the team’s dedicated support in what was a very tight timescale.