Can Scotch Whisky be made only in Scotland?

Yes. Unlike many other products which were originally manufactured only in a particular locality but which have lost their geographical significance and can now be manufactured anywhere, the word 'Scotch' as applied to whisky has retained its geographical significance. This is generally admitted throughout the world and is recognised by law. Thus whisky may be described as Scotch Whisky only if it has been wholly distilled and matured in Scotland.

© SWA 1995