Profits Up at Bruichladdich, the Hebridean Island Distiller

Encouraging growth at Bruichladdich Distillery, 2011 figures show

Bruichladdich's preliminary unaudited results for the year to 31 December 2011 show an increase of 24.1% in turnover to £8,730,998.

Operating profit (before exceptional items) was up to £1,440,000, an increase of 19.6%.

Earnings before interest, depreciation, tax and goodwill at the Islay distillery rose to £1,659,000, up 16.3%.  

The Botanist gin, the long-awaited release of the Laddie 10 (Bruichladdich's first ten year old bottling distilled after the distillery was reopened in May 2001), and a powerful new website contributed to the growth.

Exceptional items included a redundancy compensation and new banking arrangement fees.

Bruichladdich's new bottlings this summer will include the world's most peated whisky – Octomore 10 year old, and Bruichladdich Bere – the original Viking's whisky – as the company's definitive portfolio line up is finally achieved.

Sales director Douglas Taylor reports continued encouraging progress in first quarter of 2012.

Contact: mark Reynier
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