Biggar & Leith owns a small portfolio of fine spirits from established, family-owned distilleries who are dedicated to innovation and quality. We search the globe for brands whose bottles transmit the personality and stories of the people who make them.


 Biggar & Leith is based in the New York area and is building a distribution network across the world.  We have distribution in USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria, Sweden,  Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Italy and South Africa.


If you would like to find out more, please contact us - elwyn@biggarandleith.com

Our Name


Biggar & Leith is an 18th Century Wine & Spirits Merchant started by our founder’s great-great-great-great Grandfather, Thomas Gladstone. Thomas left his home in Biggar, Scotland in 1746 for the port of Leith, near Edinburgh where he apprenticed and then started his own wine and spirits merchant.

Our Brands

SPYTAIL Black Ginger Rum - Caribbean Rum blended and bottled in Cognac, France.  SPYTAIL is based on a 19th Century traditional recipe of aging fresh ginger root and spices in barrels of Rum - resulting in a rich, spicy and complex spirit.  SPYTAIL is named after a legendary submarine - plans for which were discovered by our distillers.  The first mechanical submarines in the world were invented in France - and tested on the Charente River which flows nearby our distillery.  These were the submarines which Jules Vernes used as the inspiration for his famous novel - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.


SPYTAIL Black Ginger Rum is delicious neat, on ice, with coke, ginger ale, ginger beer or as an ingredient in your favorite rum cocktail.spytail_1-75_hangtag_f


MALFY Gin from Italy is the first brand in our portfolio.  Gin was invented in Italy - In the 11th Century - Italian monks in Salerno infused alcohol with Juniper berries and gin was born.

MALFY G.Q.D.I. (Gin di Qualità Distillato in Italia) is distilled by the Vergnano family in Moncalieri, Italy, using a traditional stainless steel vacuum still. Malfy Gin’s is made from 6 botanicals including Juniper (Ginepro in Italian) and lemon sourced from the Italian Coastline.

Enjoy Malfy Gin with Tonic, on the rocks or in your favorite cocktail - such as a Real Negroni - made with all Italian ingredients.



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