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The Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009
(citation 2009 No. 2890) is a Statutory Instrument
A Statutory Instrument is the principal form in which delegated or secondary legislation is made in Great Britain.Statutory Instruments are governed by the Statutory Instruments Act 1946. They replaced Statutory Rules and Orders, made under the Rules Publication Act 1893, in 1948.Most delegated...
that regulates the production, labeling, advertising and packaging of Scotch whisky. The regulations were laid before the Parliament of the United Kingdom
The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom, British Crown dependencies and British overseas territories, located in London...
on October 30th, 2009 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. It came into force on November 23rd, 2009 and repealed the Scotch Whisky Act 1988
The Scotch Whisky Act 1988 is an Act to the Parliament of the United Kingdom, passed during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II on 28 June 1988, with the long title "An Act to make provision as to the definition of Scotch whisky and as to the production and sale of whisky; and for connected purposes."...
and The Scotch Whisky (Northern Ireland) Order 1988.
Previous legislation had only governed the way Scotch Whisky was produced, however the Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009 also set rules for labeling, packaging and advertising of Scotch Whisky. Furthermore, the regulations also required all Scotch Whisky to be bottled in Scotland beginning in 2012.
The Scotch Whisky Association
The Scotch Whisky Association is a trade organisation that represents the Scotch whisky industry. The Scotch whisky industry is an important part of the Scottish economy, and particularly the Scottish export market.-Structure:...
makes available a PDF with the text of the regulations, along with summaries, commentary, and explanations of the important parts of the law on its website.