Tag Archives: David Cameron

• Oh no! Here’s how Brexit could impact scotch imports!

Oh no! Here’s how Brexit could impact scotch imports!

Most liquor exports and imports between the UK and US have been tax-free for 22 years. Brexit might send that into a tailspin. “Leaving the EU would be a leap in the dark for our great British food and drink industry and could lead to years of negotiations on new trade deals – with no […]

• Diageo in high spirits as it acquires listed Chinese company

Diageo in high spirits as it acquires listed Chinese company

DIAGEO is poised to take control of one of China’s largest spirits groups and swallow a bigger share of the pound stg. 42 billion ($64bn) Chinese drinks market. The Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky and Smirnoff vodka maker has gained regulatory approval to take a controlling stake in Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing Group, the company behind Shui […]

• UK: In Effort To Control Drinking, Govt. To Raise Tax On Strong Beer

UK: In Effort To Control Drinking, Govt. To Raise Tax On Strong Beer

The U.K. government said Tuesday it will tax stronger beers at a higher rate than weaker ones as part of its move to tackle problem drinking. The new tax rates will be revealed in the 2011 Budget and will apply to beers with an alcoholic content above 7.5% and below 2.8%. The decision follows an […]

• OMG, British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has developed expensive taste in whisky

OMG, British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has developed expensive taste in whisky

Holy cow! Bruichladdich received a hand-written note from Mr Cameron, along with a repeat order. David Cameron seems determined to emulate his heroine Margaret Thatcher – even to the extent of adopting her favourite drink, whisky. But where the Iron Lady was a modest Bell’s drinker, her heir has more expensive tastes. Having previously chosen […]