King Robert II is a blended Scotch whisky with no-age-statement, and prides itself on what the brand claims is ‘their use of malt whiskies that are older than the ones used in their competitor’s blends.’
The King Robert II brand of Scotch whisky is a product of the Ian Macleod and Company, established in 1933.
While eventual owners, the Russell family’s patriarch, Leonard Russell Sr. founded his own whisky broking company in 1936.
Their paths converged when the Russell family acquired Ian Macleod & Company in 1963, a few years after Leonard Russell Sr.’s death. The King Robert range of whiskies and spirits was acquired by Ian Macleod & Company in 1968, as the company went on to acquire more brands over the years.
King Robert II whisky sells nearly 500,000 cases of whisky each year, and is sold across 40 markets worldwide.
Ian Macleod and Company own the Glengoyne, a Highland distillery, and Tamdhu, a Speyside distillery, thus it is only natural that some amount of their single malt product would be used in the King Robert II whisky blend. No information regarding the proportions and origination of the grain whiskies is available.
King Robert II blended Scotch whisky carries an alcohol percentage of 40% ABV, the standard permissible limit for Scotch whiskies.
Gold medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in the Blended Scotch Whisky: No Age Statement category in 2007.