I mean there’s only so much a man can take, when faced with this situation:
[Britain’s] international Trade Secretary welcomed an announcement by US trade representative Robert Lighthizer that Washington would not go ahead with a threatened extension of the tariff regime that would have affected gin and blended whisky.
And in a ‘modest’ easing of the tariffs, Mr Lighthizer said products such as shortbread would now be exempted as the two sides continue to seek a resolution to a dispute centred on planemaker Airbus.
But duties on top-quality single malt whiskies – which are made from a single batch of malted barley – remain in place at 25 per cent.
Shortbread? Shortbread? Who gives a shit about shortbread (a.k.a. compressed sugary sawdust) when Glenmorangie is being taxed to the skies? Twenty fucking five percent?
And let me warn our esteemed President and “trade representatives”: raising taxes on Sipsmiths and J&B would make you no different from the high-tax-loving Democratic Socialists.
HANDS OFF MY BOOZE!