Mark Reynier not Happy with new Whisky Laws

Under the title "New Whisky Laws Are Rip Off For Public", the Daily Record writes about the new rules which are being prepared by Defra, the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, and the SWA, Scottish Whisky Association.

A quote from the article: A distillery boss claims new whisky laws will lead to public confusion and to consumers being "ripped off". Mark Reynier, managing director of Islay's Bruichladdich Distillery, has slammed a plan to introduce new categories which allow the use of the controversial title Blended Malt Scotch Whisky.

He believes the mix of the terms "blended whisky" and "single malt" is a charter for industry marketeers to "hoodwink" consumers. He said: "It's a charter for cheats and marketeers to exploit gullible consumers, as blended malt will be allowed to look almost identical to a single malt."

These new rules are intended to target counterfeiters and protect consumers and whisky regions.

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