Edrington sees profits rise

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The maker of Scotland’s top-selling whisky is toasting 5.2% growth in profits to £148.8 million.

Edrington, who produce The Famous Grouse, as well as The Macallan and Highland Park malts, increased their turnover by only 0.5% in the same period – with sales growth in premium brands boosting the profitability of the group.

Like its competitors Diageo and Pernod Ricard, Edrington now intends to invest millions of pounds in its Scotch whisky business to meet growing international demand, reports The Herald newspaper.

The main recipient of the investment is likely to be their Macallan Distillery in Speyside according to the report, after the single malt brand increased profit by 40%.

Chief exec Ian Curle said: “The company is in a position to harness this potential through investment in our people, brands, route to market, and maturing inventory.

“In order to support this growth further significant investment is planned at our operational sites in Scotland and the Dominican Republic.”

The Dominican Republic is the home to their Brugal Caribbean rum brand.

Whisky Deals:
Highland Park 8 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail) 35cl - £15.86 - Master of Malt
Highland Park 12 Year Old - £30.50 - Master of Malt
Highland Park 8 Year Old - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail) - £32.33 - Master of Malt
Highland Park 12 Year Old Gift Pack with 2x Glasses - £36.83 - Master of Malt
Highland Park Svein - £48.95 - Master of Malt
Highland Park Einar 1l - £58.84 - Master of Malt
Highland Park Dark Origins - £63.95 - Master of Malt
Highland Park 8 Year Old 1992 (Murray McDavid) - £68.95 - Master of Malt
Highland Park Harald (Warriors Series) - £69.89 - Master of Malt
Highland Park 15 Year Old 2000 - The Library Collection (Edinburgh Whisky Ltd.) - £70.90 - Master of Malt
Whisky Deals:
The Macallan Gold - Ernie Button Masters of Photography Capsule Edition - £36.94 - Master of Malt
The Macallan Gold - 1824 Series - £37.84 - Master of Malt
The Macallan Amber - 1824 Series - £44.99 - Master of Malt
The Macallan 12 Year Old Sherry Oak - £62.86 - Master of Malt
The Macallan Sienna - 1824 Series - £62.87 - Master of Malt
The Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak - £74.96 - Master of Malt
Macallan 1997 (bottled 2015) - Speymalt (Gordon & MacPhail) - £76.35 - Master of Malt
The Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition - £80.95 - Master of Malt
The Macallan 10 Year Old Sherry Oak - £83.75 - Master of Malt
Macallan 19 Year Old 1995 (cask 10454) - Cask Collection (A. D. Rattray) - £185.72 - Master of Malt

Whisky Festivals:

24jun12:00 pm- 4:30 pmStoke-on-Trent Whisky Festival 2017Around 100 whiskies and more than 15 gins availableKing's Hall, Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

Event Details

Organised by 2 local whisky enthusiasts, Chris Knight and Neil Rowley; we wanted a way to give fellow enthusiasts, and new comers alike, the chance to taste new whiskies from a wide range of distillers from around the world, along with some fantastic offerings from independent bottlers.

There are 2 types of ticket, an Admission ticket and a Masterclass ticket. A Masterclass ticket MUST be accompanied by an Admission ticket.

With the increased popularity of gins over recent years, we also wanted to raise people’s awareness of the fantastic products now available. There will be a number of gins available at the festival, giving you a chance to try new gins from some of the many artisan distillers.

Time

(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT

Location

King's Hall

Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH


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