Trade group wants stricter definition of Irish whiskey

Group complains that there are numerous Irish whiskeys on sale in breach of regulations regarding labelling

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
27th September, 2020
Trade group wants stricter definition of Irish whiskey
The Irish Distillers’ Association was set up earlier this year by Aidan Forde, who runs the Torc Brewery in Kerry and the recently formed Killarney Distillery company

A new trade body for whiskey, backed by a Kerry brewing entrepreneur, has launched a fusillade of complaints to the Food Safety Authority over the labelling of more than a dozen brands of Irish whiskey.

The same trade body, which calls itself the Irish Distillers’ Association – not to be confused with the whiskey company Irish Distillers – has also lobbied the Department of Agriculture to introduce a more stringent definition of Irish whiskey.

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