WEALTH OF WHISKY

Britain exported more than one billion bottles of whiskey last year, the Scotch Whisky Association reported. Sales volumes rose 6percent to 1,051billion bottles last year, exceeding the previous high of 1,013billion in 2001. Demand in South Africa was particularly buoyant, the association reported. The industry has recovered strongly in recent years after Asia's financial crisis hit sales in the late 1990s. The value of global sales rose 4percent to £2,5billion (about R35billion), representing a quarter of all the UK's food and drink exports. - Staff Reporter

Britain exported more than one billion bottles of whiskey last year, the Scotch Whisky Association reported. Sales volumes rose 6percent to 1,051billion bottles last year, exceeding the previous high of 1,013billion in 2001. Demand in South Africa was particularly buoyant, the association reported. The industry has recovered strongly in recent years after Asia's financial crisis hit sales in the late 1990s. The value of global sales rose 4percent to £2,5billion (about R35billion), representing a quarter of all the UK's food and drink exports. - Staff Reporter

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