The award-winning Speyside whisky company is teaming up with ImpEx Beverages to distribute its whiskies across the United States

The multi award-winning GlenAllachie Distillery is extending its reach across the USA with the news that it has appointed ImpEx Beverages as its new exclusive importer.

The appointment, which begins on May 1st, will see California-based ImpEx Beverages as the new exclusive US Importer for the brands and The GlenAllachie becoming available in more states in the US.

Through the new commercial relationship, The GlenAllachie Distillers Company core range of Single Malts and MacNair’s Lum Reek Blended Malt will be distributed into around 20 additional states including key markets such as Texas and Colorado. ImpEx has been importing and distributing whiskies and spirits across the US since 2008.

David Keir, Sales & Marketing Director at GlenAllachie, said: We’re very excited about this partnership with ImpEx who have many years of experience building brands and I’m looking forward to working with their team growing The GlenAllachie across the USA.”

Sam Filmus, President of ImpEx Beverages, noted, “We have been following The GlenAllachie for a long time and are thrilled to now be a part of its future success in the US Market.  The quality whiskies that Billy Walker and his team produce are a fantastic addition to our premium whisky portfolio.”

The news follows a sustained period of growth and success since Master Blender and entrepreneur Billy Walker and his team acquired The GlenAllachie Distillery in 2017 and formed The GlenAllachie Distillers Co.

In March, Walker won the prestigious Icons of Whisky Global Master Blender / Distiller of the Year award at the Whisky Magazine Awards. At the same awards, the MacNair’s Lum Reek 21-year-old won World Whiskies Awards World’s Best Blended Malt. The GlenAllachie 10-year-old Cask Strength Batch 3 also won Best Scotch Speyside Single Malt.

In addition, The GlenAllachie also collected a remarkable hat-trick of Double Gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The prestigious Double Gold medals were awarded to the 12, 15, and 25-year-old Single Malts. MacNair’s Lum Reek Blended Malt Scotch 12-year-old won a Gold medal.

Prior to this, in September 2019, The GlenAllachie was voted Scottish Distillery of the Year at the inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards.

The GlenAllachie has a number of new products in the development pipeline, including a new batch of Wood Finishes, with the US release expected to be in early 2021. In May, its Visitor Centre also reaches its 1st Anniversary.


Notes to Editors

The GlenAllachie Distillery, sitting in a 20-acre site in Speyside, was designed by William Delme-Evans – the architect behind Jura, Macduff and Tullibardine – and was built in 1968. It has four stills and, unusually, two separate spirit safes, one for each set of stills.

In 2008, a new chapter began for Sam Filmus, after years in the business captaining JVS Wines Import. With ImpEx Beverages, his vision was to import premium and rare Spirits from around the world, with special emphasis on the best of what Scotland has to offer.

For more information or details of your nearest USA retailers please contact ImpEx Beverages at tel: (650) 872-1113 or by email:  Images and Product information for both brands can be found at ImpEx’s Media Recourses page (

Further information on the distillery and company can be found at

Facebook – @TheGlenAllachie

Twitter – @TheGlenAllachie

Instagram – @theglenallachie_

MacNair’s Facebook – @macnairs

ImpEx Facebook – @ImpExBev

ImpEx Twitter – @ImpExBev

ImpEx Instagram – @ ImpEx_Bev

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