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Wetherspoon pubs to stop selling Jagerbombs over Brexit

PUBLISHED: 15:06 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:03 12 September 2018

Jagerbomb ready to mix. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Jagerbomb ready to mix. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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Wetherspoon is to stop selling Jagerbombs after the company announced it will no longer be stocking the German herbal liqueur used to make the popular drink.

The move comes as the pub company looks to increase its range of drinks from UK and non-EU producers.

The pubs will stop selling French brandies Courvoisier VS and Hennessy Fine de Cognac as well as Jagermeister, which is mixed with energy drink to make a Jagerbomb.

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They will be replaced with E&J Brandy (the number two selling brandy in the US), Black Bottle (the number one selling brandy in Australia) and Strika, a herbal liqueur produced in England.

The company said the move will lead to lower prices across its 880 pubs from September 26.

Wetherspoon has already replaced Champagne with sparkling wines from the UK and Australia as well as German wheat beers with those from the UK.

Chairman Tim Martin, a strong supporter of Brexit, 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.”

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