This year the ‘Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival’ took place – a four day extravaganza celebrating the best whisky Scotland has to offer. As platinum sponsors, Bruce Stevenson had a team at the event to support our distillery clients and this key Scottish industry.
First launched in 1999, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival’s annual celebration of Scotland’s national drink has developed into one of the largest events of its kind anywhere in the World. With a programme of over 500 whisky-inspired events, the Festival is a mecca for the curious beginner and the whisky connoisseur alike.
The whisky sector is a specialist area, one which requires tailored protection when it comes to properties such as Distilleries. With our expertise and local knowledge as well as enhanced cover and underwriting flexibility, we are well placed to support the many businesses operating in this sector.
Graeme Dempster, Account Executive for Bruce Stevenson, specialises in looking after Distilleries. Graeme commented, “Scotch Whisky is vital to the entire Scottish and UK economies. According to the Scotch Whisky Association the industry generated £5 billion in revenue last year alone, supporting more than 40,000 jobs and exporting £4 billion of Scotch annually to almost 200 markets. Exports of Single malt Scotch whisky also topped £1bn worth for the first time in 2016. Fourteen new Distilleries have opened since 2013 and a further eight are expected to start producing this year. In addition, there are forty distilleries at planning and development stage so the future for the industry remains strong. It is a great time to be involved and supporting such a key industry in Scotland.”
For more information please contact Graeme Dempster on 07568 313886 or email [email protected]