Last night in London kilts and headdresses collided as two very distinct worlds united. It’s hard to imagine there has ever been a more amusingly incongruous marriage than Scotland and Brazil. Certainly the marketing minds behind Ballantine’s Brasil have been having fun with the idea. Their accompanying cocktail creations include the Highland Samba and the Glen Coco.
In the US, sales increased by more than 20% compared with 2010, said the company, helping to build its share in the market to a near 40%.
The company claims to have achieved double-digit growth in ten of the last 11 years.
Lars von Kantzow, CEO of Nomacorc, said: “A number of factors are supporting our business growth in 2011: the strength and growth of brands using Nomacorc, geographic expansion of our product offerings, and industry consolidation.
“Also, organic growth – fuelled by the introduction of our new high-performance Select Series corks, which provide the most sophisticated level of oxygen management to date – has contributed to our continued steady growth.”