UK should be ‘bastion of free trade’ post-Brexit

The UK should be a “bastion of free trade” and “looking to remove tariffs as far as possible”, the chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has encouraged. Single malt Scotch, single malt Irish whiskey and liqueurs made in the UK have been subject to a 25% import tariff from the US since October last year. The US introduced the tariffs on these alcoholic beverages, along with many other EU-made goods, in…

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Caribbean rum to maintain existing tariffs post-Brexit

Caribbean rum producers have welcomed the UK’s decision to maintain existing tariffs post-Brexit in order to protect brands from “unfair competition” from “cheap rum” being imported from other countries. When the UK’s Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020, Caribbean rum producers will benefit from the agreement negotiated by the trade and Caribbean governments to ensure tariffs on low-priced products continue. The UK government published its new Global Tarifff (UKGT) report in May, which…

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58 Gin creates hard seltzer range

London-based producer 58 Gin has joined the fast-growing hard seltzer category with the launch of its raspberry and pink grapefruit flavours. The new 58 Gin Hard Seltzer is made using the distillery’s 58 London Dry Gin and “all-natural” ingredients. Each 250ml can (4% ABV) contains no sugar and fewer than 67 calories. The new expressions are made using reverse osmosis – a process of extreme filtering which is said to enhance purity and taste. Carmen…

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Boë Gin unveils apple and lime flavour

Scottish brand Boë Gin has launched a new flavoured expression across the UK, called Boë Apple and Lime. The gin is said to have a “tangy” flavour profile to match its bright green hue. Bottled at 41.5% ABV, Boë Apple and Lime will be available to purchase at an RRP of £30 (US$37.50) per 700ml bottle. Carlo Valente, director of Boë Gin, said: “We know that the modern drinker loves to be adventurous with flavours…

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Brewdog Distilling moves into hard seltzers

Scotland’s Brewdog Distilling has become the latest producer to join the burgeoning hard seltzer category with the launch of its Clean & Press range. The new Clean & Press range is available in three flavours: Cactus & Lime, Crushed Black Cherry and White Peach & Mango. Each expression has an ABV of 5%, contains 90 calories and is made with no sugar. Described as an “upgrade” on the current hard seltzer – alcoholic sparkling water…

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