Scotch firm banks on growth

• Raising a glass: Neil Berry (left) and Gerry McSherry toast the deal.

SCOTCH whisky firm JG Distillers has announced plans for expansion after securing investment from Clydesdale Bank.

The East Kilbride-based independent bottler has negotiated a ‘revolving credit facility’ as well as ongoing support.
Founded in 1991, JG Distillers employs 40 staff at its bonded warehouse. It is currently investing in new stock.
Gerry McSherry, group managing director, said: “Scotch whisky continues to be one of the UK’s major export success stories, accounting for 85% of Scottish food and drink exports and nearly a quarter of the British total.
“As demand continues to grow overseas we aim to develop new markets and expand within existing markets.”
Neil Berry, West of Scotland business development manager at Clydesdale Bank, said: “With a track record of growing exports in key markets such as the US they are in a fantastic position to expand and develop new markets.”