India is 3rd largest market for Scotch Whisky !

whiskyAs the industry remains uneasy over the implications and uncertainties of Britain’s vote to exit the European Union, aka Brexit, Scotch whisky exports to India jumped 41% in the first six months of 2016 – making it the third largest export market.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) showed that the volume of 70 cl bottles exported to India between January and June 2016 jumped to 41 million from 29.1 million in the same period in 2015.

This was the highest percentage rise in Scotch whisky exports in the top 20 markets during the period, with Japan registering the second largest growth of 20% – said the SWA, who also said the EU did not succeed in negotiating a deal with India, but hoped the UK government would do better in the Brexit situation.