Spirit Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Spirit Production Market Research Report | SIC C11.010 | Mar 2015

The spirit of things: Despite issues with global demand industry revenue is expected to expand

IBISWorld’s Spirit Production market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Spirit Production industry has performed well during the past five years. The long-term decline in spirit consumption and increasing excise duties have combined to constrain domestic consumption of spirits for most of the period. However, this has been more than offset by exports, particularly of Scotch whisky. Demand for authentic Scotch whisky has been strong around the world and has grown in emerging markets across Asia, Latin America and Africa due to aspirational spending by the expanding middle classes. Booming demand encouraged many whisky producers to invest heavily in their production capacity and introduce innovative new variations or expressions of their whiskies... purchase to read more

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Whisky is a type of alcohol 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 was overtaken by vodka as the bestselling spirit in the United Kingdom in 2008. However, the majority of whisky produced in the United Kingdom is exported to countries where Scotch is highly regarded... 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.

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

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