The biggest spirits stories of 2018

Jaw-dropping auction prices, ambitious expansion plans and punitive Bourbon tariffs made for a dramatic year in the spirits world – we look back at the biggest stories to shake the sector in 2018. Last year, the US found itself embroiled in numerous trade wars, which began in March when US president Donald Trump revealed plans to impose a 25% import duty on steel and a 10% import duty on aluminium. The UK also hit headlines…

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American whiskey brands to watch in 2019

A host of product innovations, plans to ramp up production and Trump tariffs made 2018 one of the most gripping years for the contemporary American whiskey industry. But which brands will shake up the sector in 2019? The remarkable pace of American whiskey’s growth seemed unstoppable – until US president Donald Trump decided to wage a trade war on unsuspecting nations around the world, unwittingly throwing Bourbon into the crossfire. International trade relations got off…

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