Scotch whisky export sales are booming again after a brief slump. Sales in the USA have recovered and new markets such as China are in large part responsible. Interestingly, single malts are the major factor in this growth with sales of these earning 26% of the totla income despite only making up 10% of the total quantity sold.
Sales in the USA alone exceeded £1.02 billion in 2016. including domestic sales, Scoich Whisky sales contribute £5 billion every year to the UK Treasury.
With the flood of revenue from oil sales to Asia and the massive discoveries west of Shetland, reported on earlier, this reveals why Westminster is taking such a big gamble in its contempt for Scotland’s independence movement and apparent refusal to increase autonomy post-Brexit.