The Spirit Drinks Verification Scheme
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) today published details of a new scheme. The Spirit Drinks Verification Scheme is designed to safeguard the reputation and authenticity of UK spirit drinks with a Geographical indication (GI) and will start by assuring the processes involved in the production of Scotch Whisky.
The scheme for Scotch Whisky begins on 10 January 2014. HMRC expects each cycle of verification will take approximately two years and when complete details of verified production facilities, processes and brands will be published online.