These Countries Have Slapped Tariffs on the American Bourbon Industry

These Countries Have Slapped Tariffs on the American Bourbon Industry

China, Mexico, Canada, and the European Union have collectively agreed to impose tariffs on America's beloved bourbon. 

Is this in response to the recent steel and aluminum tariffs President Donald Trump recently implemented?

Trump has made it clear that his administration’s trade policies will reflect his “America First” campaign. 

Trump has threatened to end or at least renegotiate multiple trade agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico and the U.S.-South Korea free-trade agreement. 

The steel and aluminum order introduced a 25% tariff on steel products and 10% on aluminum goods. Trump said, like he has in the past, that Canada and Mexico could remain exempt if a “new and fair” North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) is signed. 

The China, Mexico, Canada, and the European Union are making their next move in the trade negotiations by slapping tariffs on bourbon. 

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Tequila Recipes: Ultra-Premium Craft Tequila Cocktails Revive the Spirit

Tequila Recipes: Ultra-Premium Craft Tequila Cocktails Revive the Spirit
  • Foodable Mixologist creates Premium Artisanal Tequila Cocktail Recipes

  • Embajador shares their Ultra-Premium Craft Tequila

Today, Foodable unveils our brand new Smart Bar with our Master Mixologist, Oscar Castaneda. For such a momentous occasion, what else could we christen the set with than Tequila! Oscar introduces us to Embajador Tequila in 3 ways. Ever had sipping tequila? Well my culinarians, you’ll want to try this one.

Embajador Tequila produces premium 100% Blue Agave tequilas, offering incredible value to patrons.

For his first beverage, Oscar pairs the Platinum tequila with fresh mixes to match the quality of the spirit. Using a strong beet puree, homemade cilantro syrup, and a homemade jalapeno syrup (both using coconut sugar), he balances the tequila for a sweet and savory taste. Then in true Tequila form, he adds a lemon-lime sweet and sour mix giving a beautiful layered effect.

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Mexico Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs on $3 Billion Worth of U.S. Goods

Mexico Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs on $3 Billion Worth of U.S. Goods

Mexico retaliated against the Trump Administration last week by imposing tariffs on about $3 billion worth of American pork, steel, cheese, and other goods, according to the New York Times. This is in response to levies imposed by the Trump administration on steel and aluminum.

This tax war brings to light the increasingly strained relationship between the two countries as they work to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA.)

Farmers, who are among those most vulnerable to the Mexican tariffs, said the tariffs would devastate American agriculture.

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It’s Official, Patrón Was Welcomed to the Bacardi Portfolio This Week

It’s Official, Patrón Was Welcomed to the Bacardi Portfolio This Week

As Cinco de Mayo approaches, many will be celebrating the Mexican holiday with tequila and most likely, a margarita.

Made from the world's finest Weber Blue Agave, one of the most popular tequila brands Patrón is now owned by a company that was founded more than 156 years ago in Cuba.

You read right!

This week, the super-premium spirits company, Bacardi, announced its acquisition of Patrón, the leading manufacturer of super and ultra-premium distilled spirits— widely known for its super-premium tequila.

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After Failed LTO Starbucks Rolls Out A Year-Round Happy Hour Promotion

After Failed LTO Starbucks Rolls Out A Year-Round Happy Hour Promotion

The last time Foodable covered one of Starbucks’ sugary frappuccino LTOs, it was during Halloween when the Seattle-based company came out with its Zombie Frappuccino®. A little before that, Starbucks had come out with its Unicorn Frappuccino which was a social media hit.

Well, another limited-time drink came and went last week but it did not do so well according to analysts.

Most recently, the brand came out with a drink called the Crystal Ball Frappuccino, which featured a cream-based frap with peach flavoring and blue crystals. The inspiration was peaches and cream, get it?

As reported by Marketwatch, “The colorful beverage drove about an incremental 0.4% of the social media mentions for the quarter, compared with an incremental 6.5% of social media mentions for the Unicorn Frappuccino during the third quarter of 2017,” according to Stifel analysts.

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