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British Government Freezes Spirits Duties in Budget’s Covid Response

By Mark Gillespie March 3, 2021 – Scotch Whisky makers had been hoping the British government’s response to the economic...

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The Back Stories Behind Picking Private Barrels (Episode 780: August 11, 2019)

“Private Selection” bottlings are the rage today, and it almost seems like an arms race as bars and retailers try...

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UK Whisky Taxes Frozen For Second Consecutive Year

October 29, 2018 – While announcing billions of pounds in new government spending, Great Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer gave...

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“Drop the Duty” Campaign Works As UK Cuts Whisky Taxes

March 18, 2015 – The “Drop the Duty” campaign led by the Scotch Whisky Association and other UK spirits industry...

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Scotland’s Minimum Pricing Battle To Be Decided In European Court

May 2, 2014 – The ongoing legal battle between the Scottish Government and the Scotch Whisky Association will be resolved...

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Episode 460: January 11, 2014

London and Seattle have a few things in common: reputations for foggy, rainy weather…a vibrant cultural scene…and now, craft distilleries....

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