Isle of Arran Distillers has reported its best ever year in export sales, total sales and profits. The business, which reached its 18th anniversary at the end of June, saw net profits increase by 40% and sales exceed the £3.5m for the first time ever.
Success has been driven primarily by export sales, which have increased by 20% year on year, vastly ahead of the total whisky market which saw a just 1% growth in 2012.
Managing Director, Euan Mitchell, commented, “We are developing a portfolio of products to match any distillery which is reflected by the growing interest for The Arran Malt around the world. We are in the ideal place to benefit from the increasing global awareness and taste for premium Scotch malt whisky.”
Euan continued: “We have a strong business plan and we’re performing ahead of expectations, which is a fantastic achievement when trading conditions have been so tough, especially for premium products. We’re currently exporting to over 35 countries and we hope to add a number of new export destinations this year.”