Scotland: Isle of Arran distillery to double production

The Isle of Arran distillery is to double production to meet rising demand. Production in 2008 was 150,000LPA (litres of pure alcohol) and 130,000 in 2009. During 2010, the distillery aims to double the 2009 total.

Managing director, Euan Mitchell, said: “Our confidence is based on the quality and provenance of our unique whiskies.

“Having delivered improved financial results, we are looking to grow significantly by doubling our production.”

During 2009, Arran increased turnover to over £2 million for 2009, a 3.3% increase from the previous year.

The whisky producers also reported an operating profit of £38,223 and bottom line improvement of £120,747 over 2008.

The company has made new appointments to cope with demand. They include a new agency agreement in the UK with Blavod Drinks.

The brand’s success in the US has resulted in the appointment of regional sales manager Andy Hogan whose aim will be to grow The Arran Malt brand in North America.