Regulation

Dark days for Scotch whisky as US tariff remains in place

Whisky, beer and gin industries, Walkers Shortbread and Government respond on US tariffs

US tariffs wipe £300m off Scotch whisky exports

By Rod Addy

US tariffs have wiped £300m off Scotch whisky sales, with losses set to grow as it emerged they would be kept in place for what is one of Scotland's staple exports.

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Guest article

Changes to alcohol duty are down to government

By Steve Perez, founder and chairman, Global Brands

A new report from the Social Market Foundation for reforming alcohol duty in the UK is welcome. However, Brexit won’t create a realistic opportunity for changing alcohol taxes to encourage more responsible drinking. This requires a change in Government...

Does this image feature nostalgic cues - or bright colours that appeal to children?

Nostalgia may seem nice – but alcohol brands should use with care

By Rachel Arthur

An increasing number of brands are drawing on nostalgia as a marketing tool: but alcohol brands that try to appeal to an adult’s inner child must take care that they do not also inadvertently appeal to children today, warns the Portman Group.

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