Scotland business

Whisky firm John Dewar & Sons toasts rise in profit

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Image caption The Aberfeldy distiller said its figures had been boosted by sales in emerging markets

The Aberfeldy whisky firm John Dewar & Sons has recorded a 26% increase in pre-tax profit for the year to March 31 2012.

The company made £30.2m compared with almost £24m in 2011.

The distiller, which is owned by the Bacardi group, said "continued volume growth in emerging markets" had a "positive impact" on its results.

John Dewar said its forecast indicated the trend was likely to continue in future years.

The company's turnover rose by 6% to nearly £117m.

The dividend rose by £1m to £9m.

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