The Bourbon Alliance in the USA – distillers, restaurants and pubs, retailers, wholesalers, and US whiskey fans – is launching a campaign to urge the British government to remove the 25 percent import tariff on US whiskey which was initiated by a trade dispute over steel.
The Bourbon Alliance is a coalition of industry members who depend on being able to import US whiskey into the UK.
The UK and the US have been able to trade their whiskies free of export and import tariffs across the Atlantic for more than a quarter of a century. Recently, the market for bourbon and whiskey imported from the United States has grown significantly. The UK has become the US’ largest export market for these products. This demand saw the UK import more than £121 million worth of US bourbon and whiskey in 2017.