Source - SMW
Distil - owner of premium drinks brands RedLeg Spiced Rum, Blackwoods Gin and Vodka, Blavod Black Vodka, Jago's Cream Liqueur and Diva vodka - saw higher levels of sales during the third quarter including the important Christmas period. 

Year-on-year third quarter (October to December) revenues and volumes climbed by 19%, supported by a 11% increase in brand marketing investment. 

Year to date sales for the nine month period April to December increased 21% in revenue and 29% in volume, with marketing investment increasing 23%. 

It said growth in volumes ahead of revenues reflected the return to growth in licensed sales for Blavod Black Vodka, mainly through Europe and Duty free.
 
Executive chairman Don Goulding said: 'Our brands continued to perform well in Q3 in a highly competitive market, growing both volume and value over the prior year which included significant pipeline fill in national retailers. 

'Major promotional activity during the quarter and a growing consumer awareness of our brands led to a strong sales performance at consumer level across all trade channels including On Trade, Off Trade and online.'


At 9:40am: (LON:DIS) Distil Plc Ord 0.1p share price was +0.1p at 2.48p