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The Artisanal Spirits Company (ART)

The Artisanal Spirits Company IPO

19 May 2021

Here, David Ridley, MD gives us an overview of The Artisanal Spirits Company, which is to IPO. The Artisanal Spirits Company is the owner of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), the leading curator and provider of premium single cask Scotch malt whisky and other spirits, mainly selling online. The capital raised will be used to finance the growth of the business over the next 2-3 years, including investment in stock, supply chain efficiency; membership promotion and recruitment; selective investment in existing and new venues, and investment in brand and digital development.

00:21 – Introduction
00:39 – Who we are
01:59 – The business model
03:27 – The history
04:30 – Performance
05:55 – The market
07:30 – The growth strategy
08:38 – The investment case

The Artisanal Spirits Company plc is the owner of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), the leading curator and provider of premium single cask Scotch malt whisky and other spirits for sale primarily online to a discerning and passionate global membership.
SMWS was founded in Edinburgh in 1983 by Philip “Pip” Hills as a way for its members to discover and celebrate single malt whisky straight from the cask. The single cask, single malt Scotch whiskies sold by SMWS fall exclusively within premium and above price bands, and are available exclusively to members of SMWS, with each release being limited in supply to the volume extracted from the source cask.

In 2015, The Artisanal Spirits Company acquired SMWS from Glenmorangie (part of the LVMH group). Today, SMWS has a presence in over 30 international markets, including the US and China, and celebrates 28,000 members globally.

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