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
detail.

The SWA's Legal Department is ready to assist with any questions.