Results tagged “Scotch” from Business Insider Blog
My nose might not be sensitive enough to pick up the difference between a Laphroaig and a Bruichladdich in a blind taste test but even I can smell what seems like a positive step for the whisky industry.
Further protection of the product is the main aim of new rules governing the making, bottling and labelling of Scotch whisky.
The regulations, which can be found in full here, are meant to provide strong legal protection against poor quality imitations and help customers receive clearer information on labels.
There are tighter guidelines on naming of products after distilleries (eg an Oban malt must be wholly made in Oban) and also in the use of the five traditional regional whisky producing regions - Highland, Lowland, Speyside, Islay, and Campbeltown.
But perhaps the most interesting development at a local level is requirement to only bottle Single Malts in Scotland.