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UK Scotch sales fall

By Rachel Arthur

UK sales of Scotch whisky in the UK decreased by 1 million bottles in the first six months of 2017, with the industry attributing the fall to an increased spirits tax.

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SORS used to detect markers of fake spirits

By Joseph James Whitworth

A handheld spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS) device has been used to detect fake spirits by researchers at The University of Manchester.

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The world’s most valuable beer & spirits brands

By Rachel Arthur

Johnnie Walker is the world’s most valuable whisk(e)y brand, while Bud Light tops the charts in beer. But 2017 is the year of Baijiu brands, says Brand Finance, with the Chinese drink now accounting for a greater share of brand value than any other spirit...

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Scotch whisky grows in UK market

By Rachel Arthur

The number of 70cl Scotch Whisky bottles released for sale in the UK in the first three quarters of 2016 totalled 57.2 million, up 5.6% from the same period in 2015, according to figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). 

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