The Molly Malone Whiskey Company was founded by Richard Lombard-Chibnall, global marketing director for the family company Lombard. Richard explains: “Originally whisky merchants, my family have a 300 year history in the wine and spirit business, including 60 years in the Whisky industry. As one of the original independents, Lombard was beholden to no single distiller. Entering the market as a supplier of bulk whisky to blenders, the family invested in whiskies of the highest standard. Select distilleries were commissioned to produce ‘new fill’ and from date of distillation Lombard took full control over the maturation of its stocks. The company holds, matures and bottles from its own whiskies.