7 Jun 2012

Diageo to boost whisky production

12:13 pm on 7 June 2012

Diageo is to invest £1 billion pounds in Scotch whisky production over the next five years, to meet growing demand from Asia and Africa.

Diageo makes the Johnnie Walker, J&B and Bells whisky brands, It has 28 malt distilleries and employs more than 4000 people in Scotland.

The company has reported that its brands have grown by 50% over the past five years.

Further details of the investment, which include a new distillery, will be released over the coming months, but the various schemes are expected to create 100 new full-time jobs.