Loyens & Loeff has advised Samson & Surrey from its very inception in 2016 and it has helped them in each step of their development with regards to all aspects of Luxembourg law.

Under the leadership of former Bacardi executives Robert Furniss-Roe, Juan Rovira, Luís Bach and Pierre Minchin, Samson & Surrey has built over five years a strong portfolio of highly differentiated premium spirits brands in over 30 markets worldwide including the Tequila Ocho, Widow Jane American Whiskey, Few Spirits, Brenne French Whisky, Bluecoat Gin, and Mezcal Vago brands.

The Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg team, led by partners Siobhán Mc Carthy (Corporate M&A) and Jochem van der Wal (Tax) with the support of associate Jérôme Dubois (Corporate M&A) guided and supported Samson & Surrey and its shareholders in the disposal to, the United States’ largest independent, family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer and the world’s second-largest holder of Kentucky Bourbon founded in 1935.

Heaven Hill’s diversified portfolio of brands includes Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, Larceny, and Henry McKenna Bourbons; Rittenhouse Rye Whisky; Deep Eddy and Burnett’s Vodkas; Admiral Nelson’s and Blackheart Rums; Black Velvet Canadian Whisky; Lunazul Tequila; The Christian Brothers Brandies; HPNOTIQ Liqueur; Carolans Irish Cream Liqueur; PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur; Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur.

Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. reminds you to “Think Wisely. Drink Wisely.”

More details about the deal can be found here and here.