JagerBOMBED: Wetherspoons dump foreign tipples
PUBLISHED: 15:20 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:20 12 September 2018
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Barmy Brexit barman Tim Martin is banning some foreign spirts from his Wetherspoon pub chain – including party favourite Jagermeister.
The move – which also includes dumping Courvoisier VS and Hennessy Fine de Cognac – is set to anger Martin’s younger clientele who are known to enjoy strong cocktail Jagerbomb – a potent mix of the spirt and Red Bull.
In a desperate bid not to lose custom the company claimed the move will lead to lower prices across its 880 pubs from September 26.
Wetherspoon pubs have already replaced Champagne with sparkling wines from the UK and Australia as well as German wheat beers with those from the UK.
Martin said: “The three new products will be offered at a lower price than those they are replacing.
“This is a significant move by us and highlights our commitment to offering an excellent range of UK and world products, with the emphasis on quality and value for the two million customers who visit our pubs each week.
“In blind tastings conducted by Wetherspoon, the new products were more popular than those they are replacing.
“Many commentators talk of a ‘cliff-edge’ if the UK ‘crashes out’ of the EU without a deal.
“In reality, there is no cliff-edge, only sunlit uplands beyond the EU’s protectionist system of quotas and tariffs.
“All EU products have UK or non-EU replacements, often at equal or better quality and price.”
Sounds like he’s been on the Jagerbombs himself.