Spirit Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Spirit Production Market Research Report | SIC C11.010 | Feb 2016

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IBISWorld’s Spirit Production market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Chivas Brothers Ltd Chivas Brothers Ltd market share
Diageo plc Diageo plc market share
Edrington Group Ltd Edrington Group Ltd market share
William Grant and Sons Distillers Ltd William Grant and Sons Distillers Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Spirit Production industry has performed well during the past five years. Exports have driven growth for much of the period with UK whisky and gin brands proving popular abroad. Scotch whisky in particular propelled the industry forward at the start of the period 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. Limited editions proved particularly popular in China, where rare luxury spirits have been popular choices for business gifts... purchase to read more

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Whisky is a type of alcohol made from malted grains. Scotch whisky, the most popular type, must be produced in Scotland under UK law. There are three major types of whisky: single grain, single malt or blended. Over 90% of the whisky produced in Scotland is blended and contains both malt and grain whisky. The average blended Scotch is between 60% and 85% grain whisky. Scotch whisky can vary in alcohol content from anywhere between 40% and 95% alcohol by volume. Whisky sales have come under pressure from strong demand domestic for vodka in recent years, as younger drinkers are favouring clear lighter spirits. The majority of whisky produced in the United Kingdom is exported to countries where Scotch is highly regarded, which has mostly offset slow demand domestically... purchase to read more


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What is the Spirit Production Industry?

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.

Industry Products
WhiskyGinOther spiritsPure alcoholPre-mixed beveragesVodka
Industry Activities
Distilling and bottling whiskyDistilling and bottling ginDistilling and bottling vodkaDistilling and bottling liqueurs

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