Scotch

SWA appeal against minimum unit pricing underway

The Scotch Whisky Association's (SWA) appeal against minimum unit pricing in Scotland has begun at London's Supreme Court, with the decision likely to  set a precedent on the future of alcohol pricing in the UK.

The week’s top 10 most read

We round up this week's most read articles on the drinks business including Harrods' new multi-million pound wine rooms and Moët Hennessy winning its case against auction house Acker Merrall & Condit.

UK government urged to end 80% Scotch ‘supertax’

As the UK scrambles to assemble a new government following the most recent general election, the SWA has laid out its campaign priorities urging ministers to support the scrapping of an 80% ‘supertax’ on Scotch.

The week’s top 10 most read

We round up the week’s most read articles on the drinks business including the discovery of a stash of rare 18th century Madeira and a man checking in a single can of beer on a Perth-bound flight. 

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