Analysis: the impact of the alcohol duty freeze on the drinks industry

After only the second alcohol duty freeze in 15 years, what do the measures unveiled in today's budget mean for the drinks industry?

Conservative MPs to release own-brand British gin

The UK Conservative party's 1922 Committee has revealed that it plans to release its own gin called '1922 Gin' as part of its support of the British gin industry. 

London now home to fifth of England’s gin distilleries

London now boasts 24 gin distilleries, more than the total figure for England in 2010, and has the highest percentage of gin drinkers in the UK, according to recent statistics from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association. 

HMRC seizes over 2,700 litres of illicit alcohol in North Wales

An HMRC operation has uncovered over 2,700 litres of illegal alcohol in North Wales as well as almost 450,000 illicit cigarettes, a Samurai sword and an unknown quantity of cannabis cookies. 

HMRC beer seizures double

June 7th, 2013

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