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China boosts global whisky market, but stocks could run out

AFP , BEIJING

"In 25 years, when the people who are currently moving from poor to middle income move to high income, that's when Scotch is really going to take off," Band said.

But perhaps only about five or six companies with a sufficient global infrastructure will be able take full advantage of the Chinese market, he said.

Size and diversity makes it unlike any other country, and many prefer to consider it a continent on a par with, say, Europe.

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