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WSTA warns that Brexit could lead to a gin shortage

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned that a "no-deal" Brexit could threaten imports of juniper from the Mediterranean, leading to a "doomsday" for British gin. 

Welsh winery and distillery numbers rise as industry calls for government support

There are now 17 distilleries in Wales, up from just one in 2012, while a further six vineyards were opened this year bringing the total to 23, according to the latest figures from the WSTA. 

Wine and spirit duty freeze boosts UK Treasury by £67m

A freeze on alcohol duty in last November’s Budget has resulted in revenues for the UK Treasury rising by £67 million in just four months, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

UK gin sales reach £1.5 billion in a year

Sales of gin in the UK broke another record, reaching £1.5 billion or roughly 55 million bottles in the 12 months to the end of March 2018, according to the latest figures from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA.)

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February 16th, 2018

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