Breakthru Beverage is fortunate to partner with many of Scotland’s most iconic Scotch whisky companies. From the family-owned and traditional producers to the innovative vanguards reshaping the industry, we are proud of the Scotch whisky portfolio we represent. Contact your Breakthru Sales Consultant to explore our full portfolio.
Region: Islay Est: 1798
For over 200 years, Ardbeg has been produced on the small, remote Scottish Isle of Islay. Considered to be among the peatiest Scotches in the world, Ardbeg has been voted “World Whisky of the Year” four times in the last seven years. One unique aspect to the aura of Ardbeg is the fact that the distillery sits very close to the sea, infusing the whisky with a natural salty, iodine character while it matures.
Ardbeg 10 Years Old
Region: Blended Est: 2000
Back in 2000, John Glaser believed there were too many companies making and selling Scotch whisky the same way. An American, transplanted to the UK, he set up a different kind of Scotch whisky company, based on the long-lost model of the Scotch whisky blending house, but with a forward-looking approach and an unrelenting desire to create quality. He originally launched the business from his kitchen, but today, more than a decade later, Compass Box has an office and Blending Room in London, its own stocks of maturing whiskies in Scotland and just over a dozen employees.
Compass Box Peat Monster
Compass Box Spice Tree
Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Blend
Region: Highland Est: 1843
The Glenmorangie story began in 1700s with a thriving brewery at the Morangie Farm in Scotland. But when a distillery manager purchased the land, he poured the last of the beers and converted the brewery to a distillery. In addition to being known for its single malt scotch whisky, Glenmorangie is home of the tallest stills in Scotland at over 26 feet–the same height as a giraffe. The brand’s water source, Tarlogie Springs, is the most prized asset of Glenmorangie, as the rain has been filtered through layers of limestone and sandstone for 100 years to provide a raw ingredient unique amongst Highland distilleries.
Glenmorangie Original 10 Years Old
Glenmorangie 18 Years Old
Region: Blended Est: 1820
In early 19th century Scotland, a young grocer named John Walker grew unsatisfied with the unreliable whiskies available at the time. He wanted his customers to enjoy the same quality and flavor in their whisky year after year. So he began to blend the best whiskies together until he produced a whisky he was happy to put his name to: Johnnie Walker.
Johnnie Walker Red Label
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Region: Islay Est: 1815
Laphroaig literally translates to "the hollow by the broad bay," a spot on the southern point of the island, close to Port Ellen, that the distillery has called home for more than 200 years. Its origins can be found in Islay itself - its harsh climate and tough landscape have created a hardy people whose single-mindedness and honesty is as distinctive as Laphroaig's unmistakable whisky. Like the islanders, Laphroaig’s whiskies may seem a little aloof at first, but give them time and they’ll release the pungent, earthy aroma of the blue peat smoke, the sweet nuttiness of the barley and the heathery perfume of Islay’s streams.
Laphroaig Triple Wood
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2016
Region: Highland Est: 1964
The current site of the Loch Lomond distillery opened in 1964, yet sadly fell silent in 1984. Happily though, Alexander Bulloch and the Glen Catrine company acquired the business and resumed malt production in 1987. Today, it operates a set of unique pot malt stills that have cylindrical necks. The Loch Lomond stills include special distillation trays in the necks, allowing for greater contact with the cooling alcohol vapor. This style of still allows for different "flavor notes" to be captured and emphasized through the range of alcohol strengths that can be captured and rejected.
Loch Lomond Original
Loch Lomond Reserve
Loch Lomond Signature
Region: Speyside Est: 1824
Founded in 1824 in the heart of Speyside, The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed. From its founding, through the subsequent owners of The Macallan distillery in the 19thand 20th centuries and into the present century, The Macallan has been recognized for its outstanding quality and innovation above all else. Its curiously small copper stills and dedication to using only the most exception Oak casks selected by Master of Wood, Stuart MacPherson, are just a few of the reasons The Macallan maintains worldwide fame.
The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Years Old
The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old
The Macallan Rare Cask
Region: Highland Est: 1897
Established in 1897 during the Victorian Whisk Boom, Tomatin’s whisky production is thought to date back to the 1400s. The name “Tomatin,” which translates to “Hill of the Juniper Bush,” is thought to give insight into the area’s history of illicit whisky production. Juniper wood gives off no smoke while burning, and was often used by illicit distillers attempting to conceal their practice. Tomatin went from two stills in 1956 to 23 by 1974, making it the largest distillery in Scotland at the time. That success, however, came to a halt in the 1980s, and Tomatin underwent two liquidations. Takara Shuzo – Japan’s largest drinks producer and Tomatin’s biggest customer – joined forces with the respected trading company Okura and purchased Tomatin, forming the Tomatin Distillery Company Ltd and thus creating the first fully Japanese-owned Scottish distillery in 1986. Today, Tomatin’s range of single malts is sold in more than 50 export markets.