Top 10 biggest spirits stories of 2016

11th January, 2017 by Annie Hayes - This article is over multiple pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

The Spirits Business looks back at the biggest stories to rock the spirits sector in 2016, taking in the Brexit vote, resignations, legal battles, acquisitions and more…

2016

This is our selection of the most talked-about spirits stories of 2016

At the end of last year, billionaire businessman Donald Trump was voted president of the United States of America – a step which could have significant implications for the global spirits industry.

The UK too rocked the world with the Brexit vote – a move which key spirits firms labelled a “leap in the dark” for businesses.

However, not all news provoked national controversy. Scotch whisky’s global export volume bounced back in 2016, growing by 3.1% in H1, while American whiskey built a strong consumer following both domestically and globally.

Click through the following pages to discover our pick of the top 10 biggest spirits stories of 2016. If you think we’ve missed essential choices any out, let us know by leaving a comment below.

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