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UK removes ‘retaliatory’ tariffs on American whiskeys

Published:  24 March, 2022

The Bourbon Alliance and its members have welcomed the announcement of a resolution to a trade dispute, which resulted in destructive tariffs on American Whiskeys. 


Pernod Ricard UK expands portfolio with new super-premium US whisky

Published:  02 February, 2022

Pernod Ricard has announced plans to distribute American whisky Rabbit Hole in the UK – the first European market to receive allocations of the brand.


World’s largest distillery earns B Corp Certification

Published:  27 January, 2022

Maker’s Mark has become the largest distillery in the world and the first in Kentucky’s famed Bourbon Country to achieve the distinction of becoming B Corp certified.


Calls made for UK to suspend US whisky tariffs as EU agrees deal

Published:  01 November, 2021

The Bourbon Alliance has called on the UK Government to remove tariffs on American Whiskeys following news that the US and EU have agreed a deal.


Long Read: No more spirit of fair play for American whiskeys

Published:  05 August, 2021

The Government is currently considering levying a 25% tariff on US wine imports reaching the UK. But there is another long-suffering category in American whiskey, which was left out of a recent revision and five-year suspension on tariffs for spirits travelling between the US and Britain. Greg Mefford, international sales director at spirits maker Luxco, looks at the implications for a popular category.


Bourbon Alliance calls on government to remove tariffs

Published:  06 July, 2021

The Bourbon Alliance has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson and trade secretary Liz Truss MP to ‘free the spirit’ and remove tariffs.


Jeroboams launches first exclusive spirit

Published:  30 March, 2021

London wine merchant Jeroboams has launched its very first exclusive spirit, a WhistlePig Single Barrel 10-Year-Old Rye Whiskey. 


Exclusive distribution deal for Berry Bros and Walsh Whiskey

Published:  29 March, 2021

Berry Bros & Rudd (BBR) Brands has signed a deal as the exclusive distributor in the UK for Irish whiskey producer, Walsh Whiskey, from the 1 April, 2021.


Guy Woodward: On good breeding in wine

Published:  07 May, 2019

From the moment visitors touch down at Lexington’s Blue Grass airport, they are confronted with stylised images of two of Kentucky’s most prominent industries. The local tourist board seems keener, funnily enough, to promote the state’s whiskies and horses than its other famous export. Compliant stooge that I am, I took in both pursuits over the course of a whistle-stop tour last month.


Maker’s Mark launches new collection to tap Brits’ thirst for American whisky

Published:  16 October, 2018

Maker’s Mark has produced a limited edition run of 252 Private Select bottles in the UK to tap Brits’ thirst for American whisky.


Harpers launches new Think Whisky event

Published:  20 August, 2018

Harpers and sister title Drinks Retailing News are joining forces to add a new event to the popular ‘Think’ spirits series.


SWA calls for zero tariffs on whisky making materials

Published:  29 June, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has called for zero tariffs on imports of whisky making materials in the Brexit negotiations.


The rise of Irish whiskey as EU whiskey

Published:  27 June, 2018

It may be unsurprising that Selfridges is launching its first Irish food and drink show this August. With a fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth Irish whiskey is now the world’s fastest growing spirit according to the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA).


Durham Distillery confirms whisky production to start this year

Published:  03 January, 2018

Craft distillery Durham has confirmed it is to start whisky production this year.


Dingle Distillery to upscale production

Published:  13 November, 2017

The Dingle Distillery, the craft spirits producer, is launching an investment drive to scale up its production.


Tullamore on the campaign trail

Published:  22 September, 2017

William Grant owned Irish whiskey Tullamore DEW has launched a campaign to champion ‘blend’ as part of a “major” investment.


Maker’s Mark launches 'bartender engagement' programme

Published:  14 August, 2017

Premium bourbon brand Maker’s Mark has revealed a new ‘bartender engagement’ series of workshops hosted by new ‘brand diplomat’ Amanda Humphrey.


Stock Spirits acquires 25% stake in Quintessential Brands Irish whiskey division

Published:  18 July, 2017

London-listed Stock Spirits Group has signed a deal to buy a 25% stake in the Irish whiskey division of Quintessential Brands Group for up to €18.3m (£16m) in cash.


Inver House Distillers promotes Martin Leonard to managing director

Published:  13 July, 2017

Inver House Distillers, the Scotch whisky subsidiary of global drinks business International Beverage Holdings, has appointed its current operations manager, Martin Leonard, to managing director.


Southern Comfort receives ‘New Orleans’ makeover

Published:  07 June, 2017

Southern Comfort has gone back to its roots with a revamp focused on the whiskey’s connection to New Orleans.