Isle of Arran distiller toasts jump in profits

Isle of Arran Distillers managing director Euan Mitchell. Picture: Contributed
Isle of Arran Distillers managing director Euan Mitchell. Picture: Contributed
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Isle of Arran Distillers has cheered its 2015 results, with a 25 per cent jump in net profit, driven by 16 per cent growth in brand sales and visitor numbers to Lochranza increasing by 19,000 from 2014.

“In a market perceived to have stalled, the results offer a more positive view of the category and a reflection of changing market dynamics,” the company said, adding that its profits have grown 130 per cent since 2010 and it is pursuing ongoing investment.

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Additionally, it said export represented 61 per cent of its total turnover last year, with France remaining a core market, the “tough” US market making up 9 per cent of exports, and “rising star Taiwan contributing 7 per cent of total overseas sales”.

Managing director Euan Mitchell highlighted the business being independent, adding: “We are delighted with the results, which renew our dedication to creating quality whisky with a story to tell. We believe that the future for whisky is very promising.”

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