Trade to consult on new Scotch whisky legislation

03 January, 2008

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a consultation on new legislation to protect Scotch whisky.

Trade bodies, distillers and distributors will all be asked for their views on the legislation, which aims to protect Scotch whisky globally against counterfeiting and other misleading practices.

Read the full story on our sister publication Drinks International Consultation opens for views on Scotch whisky legislation




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