William Lawson's Distillery

William Lawson's Distillery

1700 London Road
Glasgow , Scotland
United Kingdom
+44 141 551 4000

An immigrant from Scotland, William Lawson began his whisky career blending, bottling, and exporting spirits in Dublin, Ireland. He created his first blend of malt and grain whiskies in 1849. Nearly two centuries later, his name lives on. William Lawson’s Distillery now exports large amounts of whisky to Russia, France, Spain, Portugal, and Mexico. Those are currently its biggest markets, even though it exports to other countries as well.


William Lawson was born in Scotland in the 1850s. He moved to Ireland and began to work at E&J Burke’s, an export company in Dublin, Ireland. This company specialized in blending and bottling spirits before exporting them. In 1889, his W. Lawson & Company was registered and the company remained in Dublin.

Since then, the company has changed hands and locations quite a number of times. In 1923, the operation left Ireland and moved to Liverpool. It moved to Lanarkshire in 1967. Then, in 1972, the brand was rechristened William Lawson Distillers. Martini & Rossi took over the company and before being itself being taken over by Bacardi. Through all of these twists and turns, William Lawson’s Distillery has managed to remain true to its roots, crafting choice blends of Scotch whisky to tempt the world with.

Product Range

Since 1849, William Lawson has been providing carefully blended Scotch whiskies to its consumers.

Among the company’s current offerings, the original William Lawson's Finest Blend stands out. This is a classic blended Scotch composed of a number of different malt and grain whiskies, with a relatively high malt content in comparison to other blends. The final product is a sweet whisky with a medium body that is perfect to enjoy on its own or blended into a cocktail or mixed drink.

William Lawson's 13 Year Old is an older version of the classic. This blend was aged for 13 years before bottling, which spent its final year in charred bourbon casks to add extra depth of flavour to the final product.

William Lawson's Super Spiced takes the original William Lawson's whisky and adds the complementary flavour of vanilla along with a special selection of spices. The final result is a deliciously spiced Scotch blend that is sure to excite the palate.

Other Relevant Information

Since being bought by Bacardi, William Lawson’s Distillery has had continuously improving sales. The number of bottles sold nearly doubled in the four years between 2010 and 2014. It is now considered the sixth largest brand of Scotch whisky in the world.

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