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26/09/2016

Spirits boss: ‘Our products bring lots of joy and happiness’

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Spirits boss: 'Our products bring lots of joy and happiness'

Whiskey, Gin or Cognac bring “lots of joy and happiness” to those who drink them, says Paul Skehan, the boss of SpiritsEurope. But he also admits spirits have “a double side to them” and worries about attempts to overtax a sector whose exports are booming, especially in Asia.