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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Talking terroir

When Bordeaux was in fashion, it seemed almost logical that we should fetishise winemakers. Here were people responsible for brilliant acts of blending, across large estates and multiple grape varieties, including superstars such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot. These days, fashion has moved on and pinot noir is ascendant. As a result, the star of the winemaker has fallen and we find ourselves following a new star in the sky: terroir.

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