Glenfiddich maker William Grant & Sons has announced healthy rises in profits and sales for the past year.

Operating profits at the spirits giant, whose other brands include Grant’s and the recently acquired Irish whiskey Tullamore Dew, grew from £103.6m last year to £132.4m.

Sales, buoyed by the acquisition of Tullamore Dew in 2010, grew by 14% to £951.5m.

“The acquisition of Tullamore Dew, the continued investment behind our brands and improvements in our route to market helped deliver some good results for 2010,” said chief executive Stella David.

She added: “We shall continue to focus on becoming the most coveted branded spirits company in the world, remaining independent in an increasingly consolidated industry and investing in our portfolio of award-winning brands.”

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