Our Story

Since trade ships first landed at the port of Leith, the merchants of Edinburgh have been introducing exciting new spirits to the world. Skilled in the art of blending new flavours, these merchants became experts in bringing new tastes to an adventurous audience.

PURVEYORS & BLENDERS OF GREAT TATSE & REPUTE

Our Story

THE REVIVAL OF THE J.G. THOMSON NAME HAS OFFERED US THE OPPORTUNITY TO RETURN TO THE COMPANY’S ROOTS AS ADVENTURERS IN THE WINES AND SPIRITS BUSINESS, WITH THE FREEDOM TO EXPLORE AS WE WISH - TO EXPERIMENT, INVENT, PROCURE, SHARE, INSPIRE, CREATE, MARRY, BLEND, COLLABORATE, DISCOVER AND LEARN…

OUR PURPOSE

J.G. Thomson was originally a wine & spirits merchant with its roots dating back to the 1700s and occupied the Vaults in Leith – the now home of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. We are inspired by this savvy Edinburgh family we’ve taken as our namesake and we push forward now with the same founding principles; to create new and exciting tastes that tantalise the adventurous. We want to capture the opportunity that has emerged on the wave of craft and artisanal spirits. Our customers are those who search for spirits that offer a diverse and authentic experience. By using our core skill & knowledge set we have brought J.G. Thomson back to life in 2021, offering an exciting range of innovative and high-end spirits.

APPROACH

We endeavour to create spirits a little out of the ordinary, blended with discriminating taste and appeal. We don’t believe that time or taste should stand still, so we seize every opportunity
to create new whisky and spirit blends, leading the way for those of adventurous taste.
Free to explore as we wish, we take full advantage of this: to experiment, invent, procure, share, inspire, create, marry, blend, collaborate, discover and learn.

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