Export sales up 25 per cent
Arran Distillery has posted record annual results with profits more than doubled to £250,000 on sales of £3 million, up 14 per cent on the previous year.
The distillery, now in its sixteenth year of trading, says global demand for whisky lifted sales and profits.
To meet that demand, Arran ramped up production to 350,000 litres last year, and will increase production to 400,000 litres this year.
The company now exports to 35 countries globally, and exports rose by 25 per cent last year, with growth reported in Taiwan, Canada and North America.
Euan Mitchell, managing director of Arran Distillery, said: “The confidence of an industry giant to invest shows demand for the drink, both in the UK and overseas, is set to continue to grow.
“By forging more paths into emerging markets this represents great news for us as many consumers will begin by drinking blended whisky and then eventually move on to try single malts, which is where we’ll really see the benefit.
“We’re thinking long-term and are laying down extra stock now to ensure we can capitalise on the increased demand for single malts ten years down the line.”