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Many Scots can join other Scots in successfully exporting whisky

Whatever you think about Scotland voting 'no' in its independence referendum in September, for the UK, one large advantage of the poll result is that it can continue to benefit from Scotland's highly lucrative whisky industry. The distilled alcoholic beverage known as whisky is one of the most famous products manufactured in Scotland and adds more than £4.25 billion to the UK's economy. If you work in Scotland, you could add to this number by, with use of liquid transport services from Wake Marine, exporting whisky from that part of Britain to various other countries around the globe.

 

Where is whisky made in Scotland?

Parts of Scotland where whisky is made in especially large volumes include Speyside and the most southern island of Scotland's Inner Hebrides, the Isle of Islay. Whether you own any of the whisky distilleries in places like these or are intending to set up a whole new whisky distillery in Scotland, you could benefit hugely from exporting to various markets globally.

 

Exporting Scottish whisky can undoubtedly be very lucrative

If you doubt even now that exporting whisky could help you to reap great financial benefits, consider the reporting by Bloomberg that, in 2013, Scotland's more than 100 distilleries sold $7 billion worth of whisky abroad. You are likely to find an especially welcoming market for whisky in the United States, which, in 2012, consumed more Scottish whisky – to be precise, 127.5 million bottles – than any other country.

 

Signs that the 'no' vote has benefitted the Scottish whisky industry

Meanwhile, anyone who wants to export whisky from Scotland also has good reason to feel grateful for Scotland voting to remain part of the UK. Prior to the referendum, distillers feared that a 'yes' vote would lead to financial uncertainty in the industry due to the introduction of possibilities of barrel taxes and re-negotiating of trade agreements. Had these possibilities been realised, they could have damaged Scottish whisky's popularity by making it more expensive.

 

Why Wake Marine?

What we have not mentionedin this blog post is the unique difference that turning to Wake Marine, instead of any of our rival liquid shipping companies, for reliable ocean freight shipping of whisky can make. We invite you to read many of the pages of our website to educate yourself more about this difference. Seek help from Wake Marine and, soon, many people around the world could be enjoying whisky that you have made.