Laurent Pillet

Autumn Budget: the importance of UK spirits

UK spirits are key to our economy. Take, for instance, Scotch; sold in 200 markets worldwide, it supports 40,000 jobs and is our single biggest food and drink export, with 39 bottles exported each second.

Or how about gin? The UK exported half a billion pounds of gin in 2017; a figure that could top £600 million this year, with markets including the USA, Australia, and Europe growing rapidly.

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