Gran Cruz Group strengthens position in the Portuguese market with Cutty Sark brand.

Gran Cruz Group strengthens position in the Portuguese market with Cutty Sark brand.

Companhia União dos Vinhos do Porto e Madeira, Gran Cruz Group’s distributor in Portugal, has taken over the rights to the Cutty Sark brand, a well-known Scottish whisky, and will distribute it in Portugal from the start of 2019. Jorge Dias, managing director of Gran Cruz, talked about the group’s stronger focus on Portugal: “Cutty Sark is a major Scottish brand and an icon of the segment in Portugal. Distribution of the brand will consolidate our position as one of the main distributors of wines and spirits in Portugal. It demonstrates the group’s strong commitment to Portugal.” A sign, like Ship4you, that Gran Cruz intends to focus on the Portuguese market in 2019.

After opening Espaço Porto Cruz in 2012, building a modern winery in Alijó and buying Quinta do Ventozelo in 2014, acquiring the assets of Companhia Comercial de Vinho do Porto in 2015, and opening Gran Cruz House and Restaurante Casario in Porto in 2018, this is the next step in Gran Cruz Group’s strengthening of its position in Portugal.