Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Near York, PA
    Posts
    897

    I thought this odd

    According to the International Wine and Spirit Record (IWSR),Top 10 Scotch whisky markets by volume in 2005:

    1/ France
    2/ US
    3/ Spain
    4/ UK
    5/ Thailand
    6/ South Korea
    7/ Greece
    8/ Venezuela
    9/ Brazil
    10/ Germany

    Who would have thought the French buy more Scotch (including blends) then the US? Or that fairly small countries like Thailand and Greece would be so high in consumption.
    Illuminati in training

  2. #2
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    867

    Re: I thought this odd

    Somehow I would´ve expected to see Japan in there, somewhere, considering their high population and perceived interest in whisky.

    Greece surprised me, too. They used to be one of the poorest countries in Europe. Things must have changed in recent years, apparently.

    Still, that the Greeks, with a population of 11 million should be ahead of the 80-million strong Germany seems, well, odd.
    Delighted to see you if you can find me!

  3. #3
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Northwest Indiana
    Posts
    693

    Re: I thought this odd

    Is there a particular reason that SCotland is not included on that list? Was it just excluded as a given?

  4. #4
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    862

    Re: I thought this odd

    That list cant be right. I've been to Greece a handful of times. i dont see Scotch, I see plenty of Metaxa though.

    Also, I 2nd the motion on the question about Scotland.

    Also, France? How can that be? Isn't their love their cognac?

  5. #5
    Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Pelham, AL
    Posts
    3,899

    Post Re: I thought this odd

    Quote Originally Posted by Evangelos
    That list cant be right. I've been to Greece a handful of times. i dont see Scotch, I see plenty of Metaxa though.

    Also, I 2nd the motion on the question about Scotland.

    Also, France? How can that be? Isn't their love their cognac?
    Some of the countries on the list may be small, but Scotland is very small. Population is around 5 million, which is about 1/2 million more than the state of Alabama. Not very big, at all.

    Tim

    PS - Also, Scotland is part of the UK, so their consumption was probably included with them, which is on the list.
    Self-Styled Whisky Connoisseur

  6. #6
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    867

    Re: I thought this odd

    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer
    Also, Scotland is part of the UK, so their consumption was probably included with them, which is on the list.
    Yep, this is it. Scotland is not a nation in itself.

    What may appear to be confusing to outsiders is that, sometimes, most notably in sports, the Scots have their own national teams. Soccer is such an example. In athletics, on the other hand, they compete for the United Kingdom.
    Delighted to see you if you can find me!

  7. #7
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    862

    Re: I thought this odd

    Of course the UK, I guess I wasnt thinking. France as #1 shocks me still.

  8. #8
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Bristol UK.
    Posts
    272

    Re: I thought this odd

    Isn't France also the biggest importer of Bourbon (can't find link, but am sure I read that somewhere.)

    Honestly I'm not surprised. The French have too much taste to waste their money on that overpriced caramel ridden and sugared crap that is Cognac.

    They just sell it to the UK and US, and we make special edition Bourbons and Scotches, that are only available in their market.
    Cheers,

    Sion (AKA Bamber).

  9. #9
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    144

    Re: I thought this odd

    Greece probably has more visitors each year than it had people, so that may account for some of the consumption. There is probably also a very low duty on alcohol there. Compared to other countries in the EU, Greece is still quite poor.

  10. #10
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    862

    Re: I thought this odd

    Greece is very poor. The average salary is 15k a year. You know, I didnt think of tourism. Probably also why France is so high as well.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Odd bourbonic phenomenon..or, maybe it's just me..
    By Aahzz in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-22-2002, 01:21

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top