Encouraging growth at Bruichladdich Distillery, 2011 figures show
BRUICHLADDICH preliminary unaudited results for the year to 31 December 2011 show an increase of 24.1 per cent in turnover, to £8,730,998.
Operating profit (before exceptional items) was up to £1,440,000, an increase of 19.6 per cent.
Earnings before interest, depreciation, tax and goodwill at the Islay distillery rose to £1,659,000, up 16.3 per cent.
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.
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