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SAOS played a pivotal role in the formation of SCDA.
A membership organisation promoting the craft of Scottish distilling. Industry estimates report there are over 100 licensed distilleries in Scotland.
Many of these are craft distilleries and economic value of the craft sector was predicted to exceed by c£30m by 2021, with the potential to reach £50m in five years, once whisky producers start the sale of the matured product. It is likely this will be far exceeded and into treble figures by the end of 2020.
SCDA was set up to encourage the development and growth of the emergent craft spirits sector in Scotland. SAOS, along with partner organisations and agencies, undertook a survey of new and potential craft distillers in Scotland to establish the best organisational model, governance and objectives for the new SCDA.
To help accelerate the growth of the emerging sector, six key objectives were established:
SAOS applied a dedicated member of staff to work with and support the formation of SCDA. SCDA has had a significant impact on the development of the craft spirits sector in Scotland. Initially many of the distillers did not know each other and many were new to the sector.
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SAOS played a pivotal role in the formation of SCDA.Read more