There are now more whisky distilleries in Germany than in Scotland. Most of them are small-scale operations that cater primarily for a domestic market. But can they go global in the future?
German business leaders have said the unambiguous election result in the UK removes some of the uncertainty of the past. But they warned that Britain needed to work hard to get a trade deal with the EU done next year.
German whisky is still a niche product. But it can already hold its own for quality and taste, and the industry is growing.
With the details of Brexit still unclear, many businesses are wondering how to proceed. At the Frankfurt Book Fair, DW asked Publishing Scotland representatives how Brexit developments are affecting their industry.
Boris Johnson is using the prospect of a Brexit cliff edge to pressure the EU into negotiating a trade deal in 11 months. EU officials have said that the time frame is unrealistic.
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