Scotland business

Scotland's Valt Vodka wins Ukraine contract

Bottle of vodka
Image caption The vodka is made from Scottish barley and water from the River Spey

A company which produces the world's only single malt Scottish vodka has won a contract in Ukraine.

Valt Vodka, which is distilled in Kingussie, has been selling its blend of the drink for just over three years.

Made from Scottish barley and water from the River Spey, it sells in pubs and restaurants across the country - including Claridge's Hotel in London.

Oliver Storrie of the firm said: "It's a real breakthrough to get into Ukraine."

He added: "It's like telling a Scotsman about whisky. The Ukrainians were slightly sceptical at first but once they tasted the vodka their opinion completely changed."