William Grant & Sons Appoints General Manager for Mexico Luis Zubieta Joins Pioneering Distillery to Head Mexican Operation

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent, family owned distiller William Grant & Sons announced today the appointment of Luis Zubieta as General Manager for William Grant & Sons Mexico, in a move which promises to elevate the company's standing in this important market and lead to the continued success of its portfolio of super premium spirits.

Zubieta comes to William Grant & Sons with an exceptional background and a wealth of relevant experience that will put him in a fantastic position to contribute to the continued success of the company.  Having most recently held the position of General Manager for Red Bull in Mexico, Zubieta has also acted as President & Managing Director for MPG (Media Planning Group, part of HAVAS), as Regional Manager and National Marketing Director for Group Danone, and has held significant roles with major organizations including Blockbuster Video, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble Mexico.

"With his rich and diverse experience, his passion for developing brands and people, a track record of driving strong business results, and his pioneering spirit, Luis is a great addition to our team," said Simon Hunt, President and Managing Director of North America & Mexico for William Grant & Sons.

Commencing his new role starting August 15, Zubieta's primary responsibilities will include the management of the company's Milagro Tequila business, as well as the development of the company's award-winning portfolio of super premium spirits brands in the Mexican market. For further information please contact:

About William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons, Ltd. is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the luxury spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distils some of the world's leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world's most awarded single malt Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world's fourth largest blended Scotch Grant's® as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick's® Gin, Sailor Jerry® Rum, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and the award-winning Milagro® Tequila. 

Among the most recent accolades for the well-awarded company, William Grant & Sons was honored as the "Distiller of the Year" for the fourth time in five years by the prestigious International Spirits Challenge. 

Founded in 1964, William Grant & Sons USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of William Grant & Sons, Ltd. and features one of the fastest growing spirits portfolios in the USA with brands including Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Hendrick's Gin, Sailor Jerry Rum, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Milagro Tequila, Stolichnaya Vodka, Grant's, Hudson Whiskey, Clan MacGregor, Reyka Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Lillet, Licor 43, Art In The Age, The Knot and BOLS cordials. The company has offices in New York City (sales and marketing) and Edison, NJ (bottling and warehouse facilities). For more information on the company and its brands, please visit www.grantusa.com.

SOURCE William Grant & Sons



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