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Malting Barley

Recent malting closures have fallen harder in Scotland than anywhere else in the UK in recent months. The market here is increasingly for pot still barley and demand for brewing and export has fallen markedly. Albeit the distilling sector is in robust shape, the supply and demand dynamics need to come more in line to return better values to growers.

The North of England is primarily brewer driven as regional and national brewers predominate here.

Scotland – Troon, Optic, Oxbridge and limited outlets for Cocktail. Niche markets available for Decanter and Maresi.

North of England – Pearl ,Flagon, Optic, Cellar and Cocktail.