Brown-Forman’s $413 million deal last month to buy single malt distiller BenRiach Distillery Co. of Edinburgh is the latest in a series of takeovers roiling the Scottish industry, according to The Scotsman newspaper; here are four more.
$16 billion: In the biggest deal, Japan’s Suntory bought Jim Beam in 2014; Suntory owns Morrison Bowmore Distillers of Glasgow.
$621 million: Emperador of the Philippines for Whyte & Mackay, also of Glasgow in 2014.
$144 million: William Grant & Sons for whiskey liqueur maker Drambuie of Edinburgh in 2014; deal value is estimated because details weren’t disclosed.
$84 million: France’s Rémy Cointreau for Islay whisky maker Bruichladdich.