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whisky taxation

Whisky Tax Calculator

The SWA is calling for a 2% reduction in the alcohol duty in the upcoming budget. Their claim that the 80% of the price of an average bottle of Scotch is tax has made headlines, but is it accurate? Learn the truth with Uisce Beatha

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Glenlivet 12 is to be removed from a number of key markets

Glenlivet 12 to be Discontinued?

Disturbing rumours are surfacing regarding the future of the Glenlivet 12 in key markets, although as yet not clear reports from Whisky.de suggest that this flagship is to be replaced by the newly launched Founder’s Reserve in some countries, in others these are likely to be sold side by side. This from Words of Whisky […]

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Whisky Marketing

Whisky and Digital Marketing

Tragically despite highly interesting histories, and often excellent offline marketing very few Scotch Whisky brands have embraced digital marketing in the way that American Whiskey brands have. From basic UX and speed website fixes to thin and inaccessible content this conservative approach deprives many drinkers access to the brands and tipples they would likely come to love

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Discover Bells original blended whisky

Bells The Original

If you’ve never tried it Bells The Original is likely to surprise you more than a little, it’s a surprisingly high quality blend fot its entry level price with none of the dark burn you’d associate with some of its lesser shelf mates. It will never set the world on fire but if you’re looking for a highball whisky or a mixer you’re on to a winner with the original

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Supermarket Whisky

Supermarket Whisky Overview

Supermarket Whiskies are often sneered upon because of their label, and in some instances their price tab but don’t rule them out or you might be missing some stand out malts.

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Robert Burns the Scots Makar

Scotch Whisky Industry in Turmoil

In the warm afterglow of Burns night it’s perhaps time to once again take a look at the Scotch Whisky and its role and treatment within the UK economy. Recent reports value its contribution at over 5bn placing it higher than steel, iron or computers and half the size of pharmaceuticals but the industry is groaning under taxes and suppliers are looking outwards rather than inwards for growth.

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