Among the requirements listed in the Scotch
Whisky Regulations 2009 are rules on how Scotch
Whiskies must be labelled, packaged and advertised. The Regulations
require Single Malt Scotch Whisky to be bottled in Scotland from
The Association has prepared guidance on
the Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009 to help producers
and retailers of Scotch Whisky and those designing labels,
packaging and advertising comply with the Regulations. This
guidance covers only the main provisions to the law. The
Regulations should be referred to for the full details.
Scotch Whisky is also protected as a geographical indication
(GI) in European law, namely,
EC Regulation 110/2008. It sets out rules on the definition,
description, presentation and labelling of a wide range of spirit
drinks, including whisky.
Affairs Department is ready to assist with any questions.
Contact: Legal Affairs Department,
Tel: 0131 222 9218
Fax: 0131 228 8971