Scotch Whisky Regulations Guidance 2009
23 Nov 2009
Whereas the previous legislation had only governed the way in
which Scotch Whisky must be produced, the SWR also set out rules on
how Scotch Whiskies must be labelled, packaged and advertised, as
well as requiring Single Malt Scotch Whisky to be bottled in
Scotland from 2012.
The following guidance is aimed at assisting those producing and
selling Scotch Whisky, and those designing labels, packaging and
advertising, to comply with the new law. Checklists are included
where appropriate. This guidance covers only the main provisions of
the law; the Regulations should be referred to for the full
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