The spirits industry is a great British success story – one that demonstrates how continued backing can deliver investment, growth, create jobs and drive innovation.

Key Facts

The UK Spirits industry is worth more than


a year in sales

UK spirits are responsible
for more than


a year in sales

UK spirits represent more than


of UK food and
drink exports

There are now


across the UK



The number of distilleries has more than doubled​

The spirits industry
has invested more than


in the UK over the last five years

This success and contribution to the economy requires ongoing backing from government through a stable and consistent tax regime. The UK Spirits Alliance is campaigning for the excise duty burden on spirits to be reduced in the 2019 Budget.