Forth Wines has bought family-owned specialist drinks wholesale business J. A. Glass of Dysart for an undisclosed sum. The two companies will trade separately but J. A. Glass will move to Forth Wines’ Milnathort base.
J. A. Glass is a long established family business run by Duncan Glass and cousin Donald. It acts as a sole agent for many fine wines and spirits and stocks an extensive range of whiskies. It also sells to both the general public and the licensed trade.
George Thomson, managing director of Forth Wines, said, “There’s a great deal of synergy to be gained by bringing the two companies under one roof. Duncan will still be the force behind the J. A. Glass business and will continue to offer excellent service and advice to his customers. Working from the Milnathort site will enable him to take advantage of an extended product range and first class sales back up through the Forth telesales team.”
Duncan Glass said, “We are delighted to be working with Forth Wines. The move will enable us to focus on improving our customer reach and extend our product range to the benefit of our customers. Additionally the acquisition will enable my cousin Donald, my partner in the business, to enjoy a well earned retirement.”