It makes you laugh. No, not the whisky, the notion that Scotland’s economy is in any way too weak for independence. I’ve covered this several times already including:
The Scottish Government is now part-funding with Douglas Laing & co., a new distillery at Pacific Quay. That’ll be handy for the BBC News team as they drown their sorrows after another piece of good news about Scotland they’ve had to qualify in some mean-spirited (good eh?) way. Here are the UK’s top 10 food and drink exports:
Source H&M Customs and Excise
You’ll notice the top two are almost entirely Scottish produce, further investment in whisky distilling means confidence is high and we might expect that top figure to hit £1 billion before long. Most of the gin is produced here too.
The new distillery will also create 38 new jobs more than doubling the Douglas Laing workforce. Douglas Laing currently exports to more than 50 countries around the world.
The water will be piped from Loch Katrine and the barley will, of course, all come from Scottish farms.