Scotch Rules Worldwide
The new Scotch Whisky legislation
With sales of Scotch booming around the world, the industry has had to introduce comprehensive legislation, THE SCOTCH WHISKY REGULATIONS, to provide the highest levels of protection to consumers and producers of Scotch Whisky from imitations. Scotch Whisky can only be made in Scotland and like ‘Champagne’ from France, Scotch whisky is now protected by international agreements as a recognised ‘geographical indication’. While in Hong Kong to promote the new regulations, Gavin Hewit CMG, Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, was delighted to share his passion for ‘the water of life’ and ‒ wee dram in hand ‒ the importance of its protection.
In his own words . . .