The Scottish whisky industry has been supported in recent years by rising export sales. Exports reached £4.7bn last year. Several distilleries have started production and opening their doors to tourists.
A report by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) shows Scotland’s national drink increased its gross value added from £5 billion in 2016 to £5.5bn last year.
The SWA, said: “This research shows the Scotch whisky industry’s huge contribution to both the Scottish and UK economies.