The Macallan, die Premium Single Malt Marke der Edrington Gruppe, konnte stark von einer Steigerung der Verkäufe auf den internationalen Märkten profitieren. Diese sind bis zum 31. März 2006 um 18,8% auf 69,3 Millionen Pfund gestiegen, während der Gewinn vor Steuern um 28% auf 34,2 Millionen Pfund gewachsen ist.
International sales push helps Macallan profit climb 28%
MACALLAN, the premium single malt brand of the Edrington Group, has benefited from a major international sales push.
Accounts made available at Companies House this week show the Speyside distillery increased sales by 18.8 per cent to £69.3 million in the year to 31 March, 2006, while pre-tax profits climbed 28 per cent to £34.2m. The accounts show assets of £132m for the subsidiary, after the parent company was paid a dividend of £3.9m. The director’s report predicted growth would continue this year.
Macallan is one of the biggest selling brands in the fast-growing Russian single malt market. Its recent growth has been driven by the Fine Oak range, which has sold more than a million bottles in two years. Produced in bourbon or sherry casks, the Fine Oak sells for up to £300 a bottle. Last year, Macallan teamed up with another luxury brand, glass maker Lalique, to produce 470 crystal decanters, holding a 50-year-old single malt, selling for £3,500.