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Whisky Concerns


November 2009

S.W.A. Chief Executive Gavin Hewitt:

New regulations:

Five categories of Scotch Whisky are defined for the first time:

Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Blended Grain Scotch Whisky
Blended Scotch Whisky

These compulsory category sales terms will be required to appear clearly and prominently
on all labels

New rules to prevent the misleading labelling and marketing of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies

A ban on the use of the term "Pure Malt"
A ban on ther use of a distillery name as a brand name on any Scotch Whisky which has not
been wholly distilled in the named distillery

Protection of five traditional regions of production;


A requirement that Scotch Whisky must be wholly matured in Scotland
Clear rules on the use of age statements on packaging
Designation of H M Customs & Exise as the verification authority for Scotch Whisky

Members' Directory 2010

Aceo limited
Adelphi Distillery

Balblair Distillery Co, Ltd
Beam Global Spirits & Wine Inc
Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Ltd
Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd
Blairmhor Distillers Ltd
Blairmhor Ltd
Buchanan, James & Co, Ltd
Burn Stewart Distillers Ltd

Catto, James & Co, Ltd
Chivas Brothers Ltd

Dewar, John & Co Ltd
Dewar Rattray, A. Ltd
Diageo plc
Diageo Great Britain Ltd
Diaheo Distilling Ltd
Diageo Scotland Ltd
Drambuie Liqueur Company Ltd, The

Edrington Group Ltd, The

Fisher, Donald Ltd

Glen Grant Distillery Ltd
Glenmorangie Company Ltd, The
Glenglassaugh Distillery Company Ltd, The
Gordon & Macphail
Grant, J & G
Grant, William & Sons Ltd

Haig, John & Co, Ltd
Hardie, J & W Ltd
Harvies of Edinburgh International Ltd
Highland Distillers Ltd

International Whisky Co Ltd
Inver House Distillers Ltd

Johnston, D & Co (Laphroaig) Ltd
Justerini & Brooks Ltd

Kilchoman Distillery Co Ltd

Laing, Douglas & Co Ltd
Last Drop Distillers Ltd, the
Lawson, W M Distillers Ltd
London & Scottish International Ltd

Macdonald Greenlees Ltd
Macleod, Ian Distillers Ltd
Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd

North british Distillery Co Ltd

Old St Andrews Limited

Pulteney Distillery Co Ltd

Russel, Peter J & C Ltd

Sanderson, Wm & Son Ltd

Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Speyburn Distillery Co Ltd

Teacher, Wm & Sons Ltd
Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd

United Distillers U K plc

Walker, John & Sons Ltd
White Horse Distillers Ltd
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