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Call for Excise Tax Reduction on Spirits in Ireland due to Brexit

The comThe-Global-American-Whiskey-Masters-2015-results-e1457527376256plications Brexit has caused for the spirits industry in Ireland have been vast.  This is has been made clear by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI).  DIGI is asking the government to “reduce excise tax on spirits by 15%.”  As a country with the second highest alcohol excise tax in the EU, the industry is confident it is a necessity for economic stability.  The current tax in Ireland has made it “cheaper to purchase Irish whiskey in the US than in its native market.”  The government has yet to respond.

Source: The Spirits Business