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20 Dec 2014

Almost 90% of Scots say high level of tax on Scotch Whisky is 'unfair

Industry calls for duty to be cut by 2%

The vast majority of Scots think the high level of tax levied on the country's national drink is unfair, according to a new survey.

Some 89% of Scottish people think the tax of almost 80% on an average bottle of Scotch Whisky - made up of VAT and excise duty - is an unfair amount. With many people buying Scotch over the festive season as a gift for loved ones or to enjoy a dram themselves, the onerous level of tax is adding to the financial burden on consumers.

Full press release is available here.