Hipster power sees gin added to ONS shopping basket

The popularity of gin among 'hipsters' has led to the spirit being added to the UK's ONS inflation basket for the first time in 13 years, signalling its status as a shopping basket staple among Brits.

UK alcohol duty rates to rise with inflation

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that alcohol duties will increase, with inflation, lifting a freeze on beer and spirits duties which had been imposed in 2015.

WSTA renews call for duty cut as fizz sales top 45m bottles

The WSTA has renewed its calls on the Chancellor to cut wine and spirit duty as new stats show fizz sales topped 45 million bottles in the run up to Christmas.

UK gin exports worth a record £474m

The UK exported £474 million worth of gin in 2016, smashing last year's record with the WSTA estimating that exports will hit the £500 million mark before the end of 2017.

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WSTA hails ‘year of gin’

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Dan Jago named WSTA chairman

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