Good News — Whiskey Is Getting Cheaper!

Whiskey is getting cheaper. And Leon’s getting larrrrrger! (It’s an Airplane! movie reference, people)

If you are a fan of Scottish whisky, there’s some good news coming your way. Tariffs are being lowered and you’re about to save some money on your next bottle.


On Thursday, the US government agreed to remove the steep tariffs it had placed on Scottish whiskey, Fox Business reports. The levies had raised the cost of this whiskey, Scotland’s main export, by roughly 25 percent. They emerged from a broader trade dispute between the US and the European Union, and were waived this week alongside other tariffs on olives and cheese.

I’m not a “there should be a law” guy. Having said that, I would love it if liquor stores would (voluntarily) post just how much of the money that we spend on every bottle of whiskey goes to taxes. Then maybe more Americans would be interested in how liquor is taxed.

In the meantime, enjoy your Scotch!