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Scottish Whisky Association - Alcohol duty review is a missed opportunity - 30th November, 2010

Scottish Whisky Association Record exports as Scotch Whisky defies downturnIn response to HM Treasury’s publication today (30 November 2010) of its alcohol taxation and pricing review, Gavin Hewitt, Chief Executive of The Scotch Whisky Association, said:“The Treasury review is a missed opportunity to introduce a modern alcohol duty system that is simple and transparent. Scotch Whisky is a uniquely British product, adversely affected by the historic inequality in the duty regime. We encourage the Government to address this.

“Taxing all drinks on the same basis, according to alcohol content, is the fairest, most responsible way to tax alcohol. It would also secure over £1bn a year extra tax revenue for the Government.“The higher duty levied on Scotch Whisky means the tax gap with other drinks will widen when
VAT increases in January. We will continue to argue for fundamental reform of the alcohol duty system in the run up to next year’s Budget.”

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Macallan 12 Years Old Double Cask Single Malt Scotch WhiskyMacallan 12 Years Old Double Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Nose: Creamy butterscotch with a hint of toffee apple, candied orange, vanilla custard and newly felled oak. Palate: Deliciously honeyed, wood spices and citrus, balanced with raisins and caramel. Finish: Oak lingers, warm, sweet and drying.
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The Glenturret Peated Edition Single Malt Scotch WhiskyThe Glenturret Peated Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Nose: Warm bitumen and freshly baked brownies.
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