Wetherspoons Kicks Out More Foreign-Sounding Booze

By Gary Cutlack on at

That man who owns those pubs is getting political again, with Mr Wetherspoon demanding his suppliers source more British-sounding alcohols instead of your bloody foreign rubbish like Courvoisier and Jägermeister. It's not racism, of course, because you can't be racist to objects and also because drinks sourced from outside the EU are cheaper and taste better, says the JDW owner.

Three clearly-not-British blends are therefore joining French fizzy wines in disappearing from the Wetherspoons selections, with Jägermeister, Courvoisier VS and Hennessy Fine de Cognac getting the boot. They'll be replaced in a Lidl/Aldi style by non-EU lookalike sector equivalents, with the pub chain to stock US-made E&J and Australian Black Bottle brandies, plus UK distilled Strika, which fills the lurid, probably-a-bad-idea chaser segment vacated by Jägermeister.

Chain boss Tim 'My Surname Is Not Wetherspoon' 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 an emphasis on quality and value for the 2m customers who visit our pubs each week." [Morning Advertiser]