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How Would Independence Effect Scotland's Whisky Industry?05:56

A collection of Scotch whiskey. (theallseeingguy/Flickr)
A collection of Scotch whiskey. (theallseeingguy/Flickr)
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If the vote is yes for independence, how would Scotland fare economically?

Whisky is Scotland's biggest export after oil and gas. It is so strongly associated with the country that many people around the world just call it "scotch."

So, how might a yes vote affect the rapidly growing Scotch whisky industry?

The BBC’s John Laurenson reports.

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  • John Laurenson, reporter for the BBC.

This segment aired on September 17, 2014.

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