In 1939 the stocks of Scotch in this
country were 374,300,000 litres of pure alcohol, but
by 1945 they had fallen to less than 247 million litres.
Since then they have risen in response to demand and by
1990 had risen tenfold to 2,543 million litres. Stocks
of mature and maturing whisky are now sufficient to
cover projected sales for almost nine years.
© SWA 1995