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Irish Whiskey Association Celebrates Category Gains

By January 28, 2022Top News

The Irish Whiskey Association reported “significant global achievements” in 2021 with the release of data points on Dec. 22, 2021. According to the representative body for the Irish whiskey industry, the end-of-year snapshot reports that positive global developments for Irish whiskey in 2021 included: inclusion of new rules-of-origin in UK-Australia FTA to protect cross-border Irish whiskey supply chains on the island of Ireland; ending of tariffs on Irish whiskey in U.S. and Nigeria, which was Irish whiskey’s fastest-growing market in 2021, as well as a reduction in levies in Canada; more than 90% of Irish whiskey global sales are now subject to legal protection; ending of U.S. tariffs on Northern Irish single malts; substantial reductions to provincial levies in Ontario and Quebec, Canada’s two largest provinces; and a strong double-digit percentage rebound in 2021, setting a new all-time high for global Irish whiskey sales. The value of Irish whiskey exports to India for the first 10 months of 2021 are up 106% compared to the full 12 months of 2020, the report said.

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