Import duties affect exports of American whiskies

Exports of American whiskies fell by 11 percent in the second half of 2018. The American Spirits Trade Association will announce this on Thursday. According to the organization, the export of American whiskies has decreased because of the trade policy of the American president Donald Trump. By levying import tariffs on steel and aluminium, among... Continue Reading →

Market for rare Scotch skyrockets

The market for rare bottled Scotch skyrocketed at whisky auctions in the first 6 months of 2018, according to whisky brokerage company Rare Whisky 101. RW101 writes in their Half Year Review H1 2018, that the value of rare Scotch whisky reached £16.3m - up year-on-year by 46%. The number of bottles of single malt sold... Continue Reading →

Scotch boosted by record visitor numbers

There were nearly 2m visits to Scotch whisky distilleries in 2017, with spending topping £60m and breaking all previous records, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). The SWA’s annual survey of visitor centres reported 1.89m visits to Scotch whisky distilleries last year, a rise of 11.4% on 2016 – and 45% up on the... Continue Reading →

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