Building Whiskey Bridges

28 June, 2022

Trade disputes resulting in crippling tariffs have been lifted after four years, but will America and its export countries find a permanent peace?

Pernod Ricard UK has expanded its American whiskey portfolio with Rabbit Hole making the UK the first European market to launch the brand.

Diageo’s Bulleit just about retained its position as the bestselling American whiskey in the World’s Best Bars.

The European Union has announced that it will temporarily suspend its tariff increase on American whiskey in an effort to reboot transatlantic relations.

The US government has announced that the existing 25% tariffs will remain on single malt Scotch for the foreseeable future.

American whiskey exports to EU have decreased by a third since the bloc imposed a 25% retaliatory tariff in June 2018.

US whiskey imports to the UK have risen 50% over the past decade according to the Wine and Spirits Trade Association.

Diageo’s Bulleit holds both top spots for the third year running. Shay Waterworth reports

American Whiskey: Craft Work

10 September, 2013

American whiskey is being revolutionised by a rampant craft distilling industry – but will new brands enhance or damage the US’s reputation for quality, asks whiskey writer Dominic Roskrow

The Distilled Spirits Council (Discus), which represents the spirits industry in the US, revealed its 2012 findings in New York this week.

Diageo and Suntory have held talks about bidding $10 billion for American drinks giant, Beam, according to reports in today’s Sunday Telegraph (December 9).

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