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Spirit Drinks Verification Scheme: technical guidance

Find out about producing or marketing spirit drinks with a protected Geographical Indication if you're a UK commercial distiller.

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Spirit Drinks Verification Scheme technical guidance: Scotch whisky verification

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Spirit Drinks Verification Scheme technical guidance: Irish whiskey, Irish cream and Irish poteen verification

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You must apply to HMRC for verification under the Spirit Drinks Verification Scheme if you manufacture a Geographical Indication spirit drink in the UK.

Published 1 October 2014
Last updated 8 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. The Scotch Whisky technical guidance has been updated with changes to labelling and to clarify the movement of Scotch Whisky to food producers.
  2. The Spirit Drinks Verification Scheme technical guidance for Somerset Cider Brandy has been added to the page.
  3. The Spirit Drinks Verification Scheme Technical Guidance: Irish whiskey, Irish cream and Irish poteen verification attachment has been added to the page.
  4. First published.