Spirits Committee

Spirits Committee

The Spirits Committee offers a forum for member companies to discuss and guide all aspects of policy and trade relating to spirit drinks, enabling members to discuss issues around production, taxation and legislative matters affecting spirit drinks.


Key Issues:

On foreign trade matters the Committee monitors and advises on the import, export and market access rules of the EU and Third Countries. Working closely with spiritsEUROPE it develops and pursues policy positions for EU free trade negotiations. It offers a platform to discuss market conditions and consider matters relating to the protection of all spirit drink categories other than Scotch whisky.

Members have the opportunity to join the Wine and Spirits Technical Committee to discuss production issues which affect their businesses. Other ad hoc working groups are set up as required, such as category workstreams to deal with more specific policy issues.

Current Chairman: John Armstrong, Global Brands

Committee members
58 Gin Ltd
Alcohols Ltd
Beam Suntory Inc.
Berry Bros & Rudd
Bevisol Ltd
Bristol Spirits Ltd
Brittains Beverages LLP
Campari UK
Campbell Meyer & Co Ltd
Cellar Trends Ltd
Compact Global Limited
D.J. Limbrey Distilling Company Limited
Distell International Ltd
East London Liquor Company
Edrington-Beam Suntory UK Distribution Limited
Emporia Brands Ltd
First Ireland Spirits Co. Ltd
Forest Distillery Ltd
Foxhole Spirits
G&J Distillers
Glen Grant Limited
Glen Turner Company Ltd
Global Brands Ltd
Gordon & MacPhail
Gordon Castle Scotland
Halewood International Holdings Plc
Hayman Distillers
Hi-Spirits Ltd
Intercontinental Brands (ICB) Ltd
Inver House Distillers
Jensen's (Bermondsey Gin)
Kingsland Drinks
Kokoro Gin (Forest Spirits)
London & Scottish International Ltd
Love Drinks
Marblehead Brand Development Ltd
Mast-J├Ągermeister
Matthew Clark Wholesale Ltd
New Generation McKinley
One Gin
Pernod Ricard UK Ltd
Quintessential Brands
Remy Cointreau UK Distribution Ltd
Rubicon Research Ltd
Sipsmith
SOPEXA SA
State Enterprise & UKrSpirit
Summerhall Distillery Ltd
Thames Distillers Ltd
The Brighton Spirits Co. Ltd
The City of London Distillery
The Cotswolds Distillery
The Drinks Company Ltd
The East India Company Gin Limited
The London Distillery Company Ltd
The Main Rum Co Ltd
Tiptree Ltd
Union Distillers Ltd (Two Birds)
Warner's Distillery Limited
Welsh Whisky Company Ltd
West End Drinks Ltd
West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers' Association Inc.
Westmorland Spirits Ltd (Gilpin's Gin)
Whyte & Mackay Ltd
Wine & Spirit International Ltd
Wisehead Productions