SOARING export sales are credited with helping Isle of Arran Distillers deliver ‘record’ financial results last week.
A 45% rise in sales of its whiskies overseas contributed to a 450% jump in operating profits to £173,028 on turnover of £2.7 million. Total sales grew 27% to reach a ‘record’ high since the distillery opened its doors in June 1995.
Managing director Euan Mitchell said the performance was “testament to the strength of the business created and the commitment to a long-term sustainable operation”.
“What is most exciting about the progress we have made is that we now have the platform to create a whisky brand that enjoys outstanding consumer appeal and commercial success,” he said. “We know where we want to be in terms of creating a reputation for exceptional single malts.”
The Arran Malt sold well in France.