Coopers Choice

History of the Company

Andrew & Brian Crook

Andrew & Brian Crook

The Vintage Malt Whisky Co. was founded in 1992 by Brian Crook who previously had  twenty years experience in the malt whisky industry, latterly as Export Director for one of Scotland’s principal distillers. The aim was to produce a range of malt whiskies from Scotland’s finest distilleries and make them available to independent wine and spirit importers throughout the world. In recent years Brian has been joined in the company by his son, Andrew, who is building and expanding on the solid foundations laid by his father.

The vast majority of malts available from Scotland today are produced by multi-national companies, so the opportunity for family companies world-wide to deal with small, independent Scotch whisky distillers has been greatly diminished. It is to fill this gap that VMW was formed.

By not owning a distillery, VMW is not tied to a specific area or quality, thus through our extensive knowledge of the Scotch Whisky Industry, we are able to locate, select and offer our customers a range of malts from the finest of Scotland’ s distilleries in the Highlands and Islands. This approach has proved popular with our customers to the extent that we now have a network of distributors in more than 25 countries.

VMW also owns and operates a sister company called The Highlands & Islands Scotch Whisky Co Ltd.  
In addition, we produce a stunning Blended  Highland Malt called Glenalmond and a number of other carefully chosen malt brands.
Another highlight of our portfolio is “The Coopers Choice” range of carefully selected, exclusive Single Cask Single Malt bottlings from some of the very finest distilleries in Scotland. These are bottled at 46% vol and Cask Strength and are non coloured and non chillfiltered.