Ullapool’s Highland Liquor Company doubles its employees after increased profits.


A tiny Highland distillery has seen a dramatic increase in revenue over the last 12 months.

Ullapool-based Highland Liquor Company posted increases in revenue as a result of higher market demand, new product releases, and the opening of a new store.

The company expanded its online e-commerce revenues while still selling through retail outlets such as Harvey & Neals.

In September it opened its wine and spirit store in Ullapool and employed six employees.

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The business is managed by Robert Hicks and Helen Chalmers. Ms. Chalmers said, “Those in the hospitality industry have been hit hard by the economic downturn, and it has been particularly awful to see the closures in such a creative and energetic industry.”

“We’re fortunate that we’ve been able to maintain and even increase sales during this time, but most of all we’re proud that we’ve received an incredible amount of recognition as one of Scotland’s most remote distilleries.”

The news comes at a time when it is revealed that Scottish distilleries will commit to cutting carbon emissions. 11 distilleries in Scotland are getting the first step of £10 million in government support to go green.


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