31 (new) JG Distillers


Formed: 1991

Sales: £15.8m

2yr CAGR: 17.7%

Owned by: Colin Barclay

How? Producing a wide range of whiskies, plus the occasional bottle of vodka and gin, the Glasgow-based distiller launched an expansion drive in 2014 after a round of fundraising. It now exports to over 40 markets across the globe.

Slower-growing Fast 50 is hungry for new challengers