Artisanal Spirits revives J.G. Thomson brand

Edinburgh-based Artisanal Spirits Company plc (ASC), owner of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), said on Monday it has launched J.G. Thomson & Co, a creator of small batch blended malt whiskies, grain whiskies, rum and gin.

Having acquired the legal rights to the J.G. Thomson brand in 2017, ASC said it is “reviving a heritage brand committed to creating high-quality spirits with a focus on taste experience.”

The launch of J.G. Thomson has been supported by proceeds of ASC’s IPO in June 2021.

ASC executive managing director David Ridley said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of J.G. Thomson, a heritage brand known for creating high-quality spirits that appeal to drinkers who are looking for bold and innovative tastes.

This highly anticipated launch builds on the ongoing success of our business, including The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, and is a key part of our growth strategy as outlined at the time of the IPO earlier this year.

“The ASC continues to seek new growth opportunities within its core skill set, in related audiences with new differentiated offerings.

The new J.G. Thomson will consistently be on the lookout for new spirits and tastes and we look forward to producing spirits that will meet the growing appetite for high-quality products among discerning and adventurous drinkers looking to taste something new and extraordinary.”