Cockburn’s name lives on as a website

19 February, 2010

The new owner of the prestigious Scottish wine merchant Cockburn’s of Leith has said the name will live on through a revamped wholesale website.

Edinburgh-based Wine Importers bought the Cockburn’s name, but not the shop, from administrator Ernst & Young. Cockburn’s had been impacted by the economic downturn and was left suffering from a declining order book.

Billy Bell, managing director of Wine Importers, told OLN: “We purchased the company’s stock, name and website.

“We’ve retained the services of [Cockburn’s owner] Ian McPhail and another member of staff to run the website.

“Cockburn’s is a very important name for Scottish wine with a terrific tradition – we wanted to maintain that and keep the name alive and kicking in Scotland.”?He explained why the name was going straight to a website. “We supply a lot of retailers and didn’t want to be in competition with them.” Cockburn’s was founded in 1796.

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