It was a pleasure to meet with Shof and the team at Beverage Boutique, a fantastic addition to the local area, on Ruislip High Street recently.
I was very interested to be shown around the shop, where speciality spirits, wines, craft beers and cocktails are offered, as well as the tasting room, where cocktail masterclasses and spirit tasting are hosted on a weekly basis.
During the visit, we also discussed alcohol duty and the concerns Beverage Boutique and other similar businesses have that I will feedback to colleagues at the Treasury.
It is clear that the team are incredibly passionate about what they do. We discussed future plans for the business, and I very much look forward to seeing them play out.