150 years, 5 generations, 1 home of good malt.
Simpsons Malt Limited was established by J.P. Simpson in Alnwick, Northumberland in the year 1862. It has remained a family owned and run business in all this time, and has remained truly independent throughout its history in an ever changing market place.
Headquartered in the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, it is an area famous for its barley. The company's other maltings is situated at Tivetshall St. Margaret in the heart of the English barley growing county of Norfolk. Simpsons Malt produces in excess of 280,000 tonnes of malt each year therefore, the quality and security of supply is paramount. The company's agricultural and trading arms, McCreath Simpson & Prentice and John Guthrie, procures in excess of 300,000 tonnes of barley each year from farming partners in Scotland and England. At harvest time, almost 100% of the company's annual barley requirements are stored in quality-assured storage areas.