Grant & Sons buys Tullamore Dew, Irish Mist

William Grant & Sons, which recently came to agreement to distribute the wares of a micro-distiller from Upstate New York, has gone in the other direction by completing a major UK acquisiton.

Grant, the Irish distiller who already owns such brands as Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Grant's, has taken over C&C's spirits and liqueurs business for US $376 million.

The deal, which includes Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and Irish Mist, was completed this week after being approved by shareholders last month.

The business will now operate as William Grant & Sons Irish Brands, and will be based in Dublin and Clonmel, County Tipperary.

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