According to the Scotch Whisky Association:
‘Scotch Whisky is vital to the entire Scottish and UK economies, adding £5 billion in value each year, supporting more than 40,000 jobs and exporting £4 billion of Scotch annually to almost 200 markets.’
The £4 billion in Whisky exports and £400 million in Gin exports reported here contrasts interestingly with HM Customs and excise figures of only £895m and £108 million lends support to commentator B le Panda below my previous article:
Now, Scottish produced Gin exports are up 11% to £400 million with Esker Gin from Aberdeenshire now recognised as the best in the world at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London on 26th July. Other Scottish gins won silver awards for packaging and mixing.