Six ways the drinks industry can support racial diversity

The spirits industry plays as big a role as any other sector in the effort to support racial diversity and eradicate racism, and there’s plenty that can be done at all levels. Since the death of African-American George Floyd three months ago while in police custody in Minneapolis, the Black Lives Matter movement has snowballed, sparking a ripple of action from every corner of society. But for the movement to be successful, that momentum has…

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Diageo voices concern over tariff impact on smaller Scottish distillers

Johnnie Walker owner Diageo has warned the US tariffs on single malt Scotch will have a “serious” impact on smaller distillers in Scotland, and could cause thousands of job losses across the sector. In October 2019, the US slapped a 25% tariff on imports of single malt Scotch whisky to the US over an ongoing dispute regarding EU and US subsidies to Airbus and Boeing. Last week, Johnnie Walker owner Diageo released its financial results for…

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