The Spirit Production industry has performed well during the past five years. Although there have been declines in alcohol consumption per capita and falling demand in the on-trade for much of the period, whisky and gin have increased in popularity and propelled growth through exports for the majority of the five years. Scotch whisky in particular drove the industry forward as it maintained its reputation as a global powerhouse, accounting for the largest volume of exports in the Scottish manufacturing sector. Booming demand encouraged many whisky producers to introduce innovative new variations or expressions of their whiskies.
Firms in this industry distil, bottle and sell spirits and liqueurs to wholesalers, retailers and the on-trade. The industry does not include the exclusive practice of bottling and labelling spirits without manufacturing them.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.