May 1, 2013 – Loch Fyne Whiskies, the Inverary-based retailer known as much for its wide variety of Scotch whiskies as for its irreverent nature, has been acquired by Glenkeir Whiskies, the parent company of The Whisky Shop chain.

Richard Joynson, who owned Loch Fyne Whiskies with his wife Lyndsay for the past 20 years, announced the news in an email to customers today:

“We’re outta here!

Lyndsay and I have happily sold our whisky interests and feel liberated to go off and do something else – something away from whisky! (Garden, boating and gig leave in the short term). While we wish a low-key departure, we want to shout our huge appreciation for our colleagues, our suppliers and our customers – THANK YOU!

It’s been 20 years of great fun. So long, and thanks for all the fish…


The Whisky Shop chain operates 21 off-license whisky specialist retail shops in the UK. In his email, Joynson said the new owner plans to keep the “name, policies, and character” of Loch Fyne Whiskies.

Links: Loch Fyne Whiskies | The Whisky Shop