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Edrington joins the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Edrington, the international premium spirits company, has become the newest member of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org), the organization announced today.

"We are very pleased to welcome Edrington and the CEO of Edrington Americas, Paul Ross, to our Board of Directors," said Ralph Blackman, president and CEO of Responsibility.org. "Edrington has long been a company that takes seriously its responsibility to be a good corporate citizen by, among other efforts, working tirelessly to ensure the legal and responsible consumption of their products. The company's decision to become a member of our organization underscores that commitment."

Edrington owns some of the leading Scotch whisky and golden rum brands in the world, including The Macallan, Brugal, The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and Highland Park. In addition to its core brands, Edrington acquired Snow Leopard vodka in 2013.

"We are delighted to join Responsibility.org at a time when Edrington's presence in the United States is expanding significantly," said Paul Ross, CEO of Edrington Americas. "I look forward to working with the organization's Board and continuing to build on our shared commitment to reduce alcohol-related harms and promote responsible drinking."

For more information, please visit Responsibility.org.

About the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

Formerly known as The Century Council, the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) is a national not-for-profit that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by the following distillers: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam Suntory; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Edrington; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Pernod Ricard USA. For more than 23 years, Responsibility.org has transformed countless lives through programs that bring individuals, families and communities together to guide a lifetime of conversations around alcohol responsibility and offering proven strategies to stop impaired driving. To learn more, please visit us at www.responsibility.org.

About Edrington

Edrington is headquartered in Scotland and is an international business employing over 2,200 worldwide, with over 60% employed overseas.
Edrington is owned by a charitable trust, The Robertson Trust, which donated £15.3m to a variety of charitable causes last year.
Edrington Americas is headquartered in New York, NY with regional offices in Dallas, Chicago, Miami and Orange County.

CONTACT: Sam Nathews, Responsibility.org Sam.Nathews@responsibility.org 202-637-0077 Or Marc Bromfeld, Edrington Americas Marc.Bromfeld@edrington.com 646-362-2011, ext. 6040

Source:Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility