Bruichladdich has reported continued growth in 2008.
Sales increased for the privately owned, Scottish company by 15 per cent for the year ending 31/12/08, up to £7.89m from £6.86m in 2007, slightly ahead of forecast.
Pre-tax profit increased by 42 per cent to £1.07m, from £0.75 in 2007 despite significant investments in an enterprise resource planning system, and other exceptional costs.
Bruichladdich's success comes when industry analysts expect 2008 single malt sales to have fallen, even though being up 2.6% in the UK according to HM Revenue & Customs.
"Despite the environment - economic climate change, global financial warming, and banking meltdown - we are forecasting continued growth" said CEO Mark Reynier.