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Off Track: Scotch Whisky Takes Flight, Literally

November 3, 2019

From the Ozy Magazine website

Distilleries have taken to flying their whisky across the Atlantic in a rush to get bottles into the United States before President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs take effect.

Scotch usually arrives in the U.S. by sea since its weight makes airfreight too costly. There’s normally no need to hurry as there is with fresh produce such as salmon, another of Scotland’s big exports. But 25 percent tariffs, which recently took effect, have prompted some producers to take to the skies.

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