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Scotch Sales in U.K. Down 3 Percent

Sales of Scotch whisky in the UK dipped 3 percent last year according to new official figures. The number of 70cl bottles of whisky sold in the UK dipped to 87.5 million against 90.1 million the previous year, official government figures show. Trade body the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) argues incremental annual tax hikes are pushing up the price of whisky in its home market, though sales are also noted to have been impacted by recessionary factors and the changing drinking habits of younger consumers. (Business Insider)