Gin boom boosts spirit revenues above beer

6th June, 2017 by Arabella Mileham

The booming sales of gin have pushed the revenue of spirits above that of beer for the first time, according to the WSTA.

It follows the latest figures from the HMRC, which showed that the Treasury took around £3.38 billion from spirit drinkers in revenue, up 7% from the 2015-16 figure, or an increase of £225 million, compared to £3.32 billion from beer drinkers.

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