New research from analysts IWSR has crowned that Highland whisky brand The Dalmore as the world’s fastest growing single malt, having grown in value by 69% in the last year.
The Dalmore has taken the top spot from Whyte & Mackay stablemate Jura, which saw growth of 56%, compared to 12% for the top 25 brands overall.
John Beard, Chief Executive of Whyte and Mackay said in a media release: “The global whisky market is continuing to experience a significant boom in sales and, within the malt category, competition is fierce to capitalise on this growth. So it’s testament to the hard work of our staff and the consistent quality of product that both of our malt brands are growing faster than any others out there.
“The Dalmore, in particular, is performing extremely well in this market and we are experiencing a growing demand from the world’s top retailers, particularly in travel retail which is a vitally important shop window for luxury brands”
In travel retail, The Dalmore showed 95% growth and Jura 75%, compared to an average of 8% within the top 25.