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Sole spirits producer cutting output, jobs after bad harvests, excise hikes

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Citing high prices for organically grown grain, Estonian Spirit OÜ, the only functioning Estonian alcoholic spirits producer, is set to cut output by as much as half and lay off employees at its Rakvere distillery. The move comes in the wake of a greatly reduced grain harvest in 2018 due to the long, hot and dry summer, and the raising of alcohol excise duties in recent years by the coalition…