Spirits tax cut could give Treasury £748m

A 5% tax reduction for spirits in the UK Budget next month could boost the Treasury’s income by £748 million (US$1 billion) over the next three years, according to new data. Trade body the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) released the new figures based on modelling conducted by the Centre for Economic and Business Research. The data showed the Treasury could generate an additional £748m in duty and value added tax (VAT) over a three-year period…

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Country-music Star Thomas Rhett Launches Dos Primos Tequila

The trend of celebrities creating their own spirits brands continues with reigning ACM Awards “Entertainer of the Year” Thomas Rhett launching Dos Primos Tequila. Dos Primos is Spanish for “Two Cousins.” Rhett built the brand with his cousin Jeff Worn, a pecan magnate. Dos Primos is a blanco tequila made from 100% blue agave sourced from estates in Los Altos and the valley area of Jalisco, Mexico. The finished product is clear with earthy herbal notes on…

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Luxco Launches Ezra Brooks 99 Bourbon

Luxco has unveiled the latest addition to its Ezra Brooks family of products: Ezra Brooks 99. This is Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey bottled at 99 proof. Charcoal filtered, the new Ezra Brooks 99 features the same spicy, high-rye mash bill as the rest of the line. “With Ezra Brooks 99, our goal was to create a higher-proof bourbon without sacrificing the rich notes Ezra Brooks is known for,” says John Rempe, master distiller at Lux…

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Spirits trends to watch in 2021

While 2020 was deeply challenging for spirits producers, there are some clear patterns developing that should give them reason for cheerfulness this year. The Spirits Business looks at the direction the industry is likely to take in 2021. In 2020, we predicted that French spirit Calvados would take off, along with the popularity of hard seltzers and the growth of spiced and botanical rums. Among our 2021 forecasts is the soaring success of agave spirits,…

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5 Unique Whiskeys That You Should Try Right Now

It’s hard to know which of the 100s of new spirits are worth buying. We picked five unique whiskeys that you won’t regret trying. The post 5 Unique Whiskeys That You Should Try Right Now appeared first on Boozist. Go to Source Author: Colin Joliat {authorlink}

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