HMRC internal manual

Spirits Production Manual

SPIR4250 - Technical guidance: But thats made-wine - what does that have to do with spirits?

Products which are manufactured with a spirit base are liable to the spirits rate of duty irrespective of what other ingredients are added to the base spirit. To produce these products a trader must have an excise warehouse approval and account for the spirits dutyon a W5 or W5D.

More information about these products can be found in Public Notice 162.