Distillers call on UK Government to cut duties on Scotch whisky

As reported on the Guardian, The Scotch Whisky Association in the UK is calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to cut the duty being raised on whisky.

This, from the article is a revelation:

Industry figures show that an average bottle sold at £12.77 will generate more than £10 for the Treasury, meaning that tax makes up around 80% of the retail price of a bottle of whisky.