It's a good time to be involved in vodka, which recently became the most important spirit in the off-trade after years of dominating the on-premise sector. Being positioned at the budget end of that market is also handy, given the economic circumstances. Glen's vodka has turned in one of its characteristically solid performances but, interestingly, Scotch stablemate High Commissioner has done even better in our chart.
Marketing support for Jack Daniel's never wavers, it seems, and its £68 million sales take the lion's share of the £120 million imported whiskey category. That 57% slice of the market looks set to increase, as Jack accelerates faster than the category as a whole. The brand is up 19% compared with 12% for the category generally.