The Bourbon Alliance and its members are celebrating the announcement of a resolution to the trade dispute which resulted in destructive tariffs on American Whiskeys.
American Whiskey has become so loved in the UK over recent years and the removal of the retaliatory tariff will allow more UK consumers to try and enjoy this special American spirit.
The successful resolution of the steel-aluminium dispute represents continued momentum to remove red tape and build on trans-Atlantic collaboration to achieve economic prosperity in the US and the UK. This latest success would not have been possible without the hard work of UK Secretary of State for International, Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Ambassador Katherine Tai, and their teams. We also raise a glass in thanks to parliamentarians from both sides of both Houses in the UK whose support has been unwavering.
This announcement gives our members the opportunity to recover from four years of debilitating tariffs and uncertain trading conditions and allows, what was once a fast-growing category in global spirits markets, to recover and flourish once more.
The Bourbon Alliance has been proud to work with American Whiskey producers and all those in the UK whose livelihoods depend on being able to trade American Whiskeys. We are delighted that today’s announcement represents an important step in the long-overdue rebounding of the American Whiskey category, much to the benefit of UK consumers, the hospitality sector, and the wider UK economy.