Scotland demands whisky protection


The Scottish Government has called for Scotch to be defined in law in order to protect whisky exports after Brexit.
Scotland’s Economy Secretary Keith Brown has written to United Kingdom ministers calling for protection of the Scotch whisky industry, in light of International Trade Secretary Liam Fox’s visit to the United States this week.
The industry is worth about $A6.5 billion to Scotland in exports and an EU definition of whisky currently protects sales from sub-standard products.
“Aside from being a key part of Scottish culture and identity, our whisky industry supports about 20,000 jobs,” Brown said.

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