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Whisky facts

Did you know, that ...
Scotch Whisky is sold in 200 markets worldwide.
Scotch Whisky uses some 425.000 tonnes of barley and about 542.000 tonnes of other cereals each year.
10% of Scottish agriculture jobs depend upon the industry.
1 in 50 Scottish jobs rely on the Scotch Whisky industry.
Some 18.5 million casks lie maturing in warehouses in Scotland.
The price of a bottle of Scotch whisky in the UK contains 66% tax (Excise duty + VAT)
Greeks drink more Scotch Whisky per person than any other country.
More Scotch is sold in one month in France than Cognac in a year.
In 1994 the 500th anniversary of whisky production in Scotland was celebrated

in the year 2004...
exports generated £2.24 billion for the UK balance of trade
the European Union sales (excl. UK) of £900m.
Scotch Whisky is one of the UK's top five export earners.
30 bottles were sold overseas each second.
9,800 employed in the Scotch Whisky industry - many in economically deprived areas.
£800 million contributed to the Exchequer in taxes.


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