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.