Chivas Brothers has invested in two of its bottling operations in Scotland.

The Pernod Ricard-owned company said this week that it plans to invest GBP4.75m (US$9.58m) in its bottling operations at Paisley and Dumbarton to increase capacity and improve efficiency.

Chivas Brothers chief executive Christian Porta said: "This investment demonstrates our commitment to developing our facilities and our people, in line with our ambition to become the leading producer of premium Scotch whisky and premium gin."

The new investment follows last year's GBP2m ($4m) spend at Chivas Brothers bottling operation at Newbridge in Edinburgh and the company's promotion of its entire Ballantine's Scotch Whisky range internationally.

The company announced in May, that it was investing EUR40m (US$54m) in the global positioning of its Ballantine's range and aims to take the outright number two volume position in the world Scotch whisky league.