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Saturday 20 December 2014


Cotswolds join English whisky rush

A new distillery in the Cotswolds is joining the English whisky revival and set to launch a range of craft spirits when it begins production this summer.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 3 Comments »

Trade talk: Budget 2014 reaction

Following the Chancellor’s decision to scrap the controversial alcohol duty escalator in yesterday’s Budget, we round up reaction from some of the industry’s most prominent figures.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 1 Comment »

£200m boost for UK as ‘super tax’ is scrapped

Producers, retailers and trade bodies have welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to scrap the duty escalator on alcohol, cut beer taxes and freeze those on spirits and most ciders.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Victory as UK alcohol super tax is scrapped

Campaigners are toasting their success after it was announced that the “unfair” alcohol duty escalator on wines and spirits is to be scrapped and duty on all spirits frozen.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 2 Comments »

Jack Daniel’s fights Tennessee whiskey law

Jack Daniel’s is fighting proposed changes to relax the rules on the production of Tennessee whiskey which it says would undermine its brand.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Pubs toast rise in wine and spirit sales

UK pubs are becoming increasingly reliant on revenue from wine and spirits, new research has shown.

Monday, March 17th, 2014 No Comments »

ICC cracksdown on ‘irresponsible’ ads

A new set of rules for the global alcohol industry have been published to clarify the “do’s and don’ts” of responsible drinks marketing.

Friday, March 14th, 2014 No Comments »

The week in pictures

This week saw dozens of producers attend the annual Champagne Bureau’s UK tasting, a Ballantine’s cocktail masterclass and a trip to London’s latest rare whisky bar.

Friday, March 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 new products

From a sparkling Brazilian Moscato to a limited edition Camus VSOP, we round up the top products launched in March.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 No Comments »

UK Scotch market shrinks by 3%

The UK Scotch whisky market shrunk by 3% last year strengthening calls by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) to scrap an “unfair” super tax on spirits.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 No Comments »

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