The Gilbey brothers were originally wine merchants
from London in 1857 who turned their interests towards gin distilling and,
having realised the market potential of Scotch whisky began to buy distilleries.
In 1962 W & A Gilbey's merged with Unwin's which also owned
Justerini & Brooks to
become International Distillers and Vintners Ltd.
(c) Michael Jackson, 1994