Planet Whiskies :: Scottish Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, Distilleries, American Bourbon, Japanese, Irish

World-Wide Whisky News by Planet Whiskies | Buy your whisky online

To advertise on Planet Whiskies visit our contact us page

SWA -10 Year Renewal of Scotch Whisky Trademark in China Announced During Prime Minister Trade Visit: 1st February, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has renewed its collective trademarks ‘SCOTCH WHISKY’ and its translation ‘苏格兰威士忌’ in China until November 2028. As a result, Scotch Whisky is officially protected from locally produced copies for a further 10 years.  The announcement was made as SWA Chief Executive, Karen Betts, joined the Prime Minister on a three-day trade visit to China.  

Scotch Whisky exports earn the UK £127 every second, totalling more than £4bn annually. Twenty-five bottles of Scotch Whisky are exported to China every minute, so protecting the Intellectual Property rights of the spirit is important to both the industry and the UK’s balance of trade.  

The SWA has worked closely with the British Embassy and Chinese authorities to crack down on locally produced spirits falsely described as “Scotch”.  Since securing trademark protection in 2008, the SWA has investigated and dealt with around 200 brands of fake “Scotch”, in addition to over 100 trademarks featuring Scottish words and images which companies have applied for in bad faith for use on their Chinese made products. 

Commenting, SWA Chief Executive Karen Betts said:
“The renewal of the ‘SCOTCH WHISKY’ trademark is an important step in securing future growth for the world’s leading high-quality spirit drink in China, the world’s largest spirits market.  

“While challenges remain, Scotch Whisky producers can be confident that the Chinese government officially recognises Scotch Whisky as a Scottish product, produced according to traditional methods, that should be given special recognition in the Chinese market.   

“The industry has enjoyed great support from the Chinese authorities, who take food fraud and IP protection seriously, in tackling fake “Scotch”. We’re grateful too to the British Embassy, which has provided invaluable support  

“As we approach the Chinese New Year, I’m delighted to join the Prime Minister on this trade visit to showcase the heritage, craft and quality of Scotch Whisky – which is the UK’s largest food and drink export. 

“China is a key market for Scotch Whisky, both now and in the future, and legal protection is the firm foundation on which our future trade is built.” 

International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox said:
“I am pleased to be in China with the Prime Minister and a diverse contingent of innovative British businesses to promote our exports and attract Chinese investment into the UK.  

“China is a key market for British goods and services with exports increasing by 25% over the last year to more than £59 billion and it is my ambition to ensure that the trade relationship between our two countries continues to grow.”

<< Back to all the latest whisky news brought to you by Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies on Twitter
Planet Whiskies on Facebook
Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Whisky Advent Calendars 2019


American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye Advent Calendar (2019 Edition) Blended Whisky
American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye Advent Calendar (2019 Edition) Blended Whisky ~ 46.5% ~ 72cl

Buy Now for £124.95


Irish Whisky Advent Calendar (2019 Edition) Blended Whisky
Irish Whisky Advent Calendar (2019 Edition) Blended Whisky ~ 44.3% ~ 72cl

Buy Now for £149.95


Japanese Whisky Advent Calendar (2019 Edition) Blended Whisky
Japanese Whisky Advent Calendar (2019 Edition) Blended Whisky ~ 44.9% ~ 72cl

Buy Now for £199.95


Premium Whisky Advent Calendar (2019 Edition) Blended Whisky
Premium Whisky Advent Calendar (2019 Edition) Blended Whisky ~ 46% ~ 72cl

Buy Now for £249.95


That Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar (2019 Edition) Blended Whisky
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar (2019 Edition) Blended Whisky ~ 48.4% ~ 72cl

Buy Now for £149.95


Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar (2019 Edition) Blended Whisky
Old & Rare Whisky Advent Calendar (2019 Edition) Blended Whisky ~ 47.6% ~ 72cl

Buy Now for £999.95


View all Whisky Advent Calendars and other advent calendars with Gin, Tequila, Vodka, Absinthe, Armagnac, Mezcal and Rum

Subscribe to Planet Whiskies newsletter

* indicates required


Loch Fyne Whiskies

Loch Fyne Whiskies

Have you seen all the whisky specials on offer at Loch Fyne Whiskies in Inveraray? All orders placed have next day delivery. Click to discover all these fantastic offers... Read More

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

View latest whisky news

Paragon Of Time Collection: The Singleton 53-Year-Old: The Singleton Single Malt Scotch Releases Its Oldest Ever Bottling

Paragon Of Time Collection: The Singleton 53-Year-Old: The Singleton Single Malt Scotch Releases Its Oldest Ever Bottling

Diageo announced today that The Singleton Single Malt Scotch Whisky will reveal its oldest ever release, the first in the Paragon of Time Collection: a 53-Year-Old 1964 Vintage. With only 117 bottles drawn from a single oak hogshead cask from the Dufftown distillery, the special release is the rarest expression of The Singleton in existence. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Launches 8 New Premium Octaves™ and includes a 20-year old Bowmore, a 46-year old Port Dundas and a 26-year old Glen Grant.

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Launches 8 New Premium Octaves™ and including this a 46-year old Port Dundas.

Innovators of maturation in Octave™ casks, Huntly-based Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky has significantly extended their range, with the launch of eight new premium Octave™ whiskies to the market. Read more 

-------------------------------------------------

Lagavulin™ Launches 21 year old Single Malt As their annual Limited-Edition Jazz Bottling

Lagavulin™ Launches 21 year old Single Malt As their annual Limited-Edition Jazz Bottling

Lagavulin Distillery has announced the release of a new 21 year old limited-edition Single malt bottling to celebrate 21 years of Islay Jazz Festival. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Great Whiskies Website

Buy Whisky online go to Great Whiskies (Planet Whiskies sister website)

Planet Gin Website

To read all the Latest Gin News. please go to our sister website - www.planetgin.com

VisitScotland Interactive Whisky Guide

Visit Scotland Interactive Whisky Map

Found out about 105 whisky distilleries in Scotland's five whisky regions in this very exciting interactive whisky guide :: More information

Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

Highland Park 20 Year Old Rebus Single Malt Whisky
Highland Park 20 Year Old Rebus Single Malt Whisky ~ 44.7% ~ 70cl

Region: Island  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £3,000.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Highland Park 40 Year Old - Spring 2019 Release Single Malt Whisky
Highland Park 40 Year Old - Spring 2019 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.2% ~ 70cl

Region: Island  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £2,922.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Last Drop 1971 Blended Scotch Blended Whisky
The Last Drop 1971 Blended Scotch Blended Whisky ~ 46.7% ~ 75cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £3,000.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Bunnahabhain 31 Year Old 1976 - Mission (Murray McDavid) Single Malt Whisky
Bunnahabhain 31 Year Old 1976 - Mission (Murray McDavid) Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.1% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £500.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Balvenie 25 Year Old Single Barrel Traditional Oak Single Malt Whisky
Balvenie 25 Year Old Single Barrel Traditional Oak Single Malt Whisky ~ 47.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £438.59
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenrothes 1969 (bottled 2019) (cask 16203) - The Last Drop Single Malt Whisky
Glenrothes 1969 (bottled 2019) (cask 16203) - The Last Drop Single Malt Whisky ~ 46.3% ~ 75cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £4,400.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Bunnahabhain 37 Year Old 1980 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) Single Malt Whisky
Bunnahabhain 37 Year Old 1980 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) Single Malt Whisky ~ 41.3% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £379.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1960 (cask 1775) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1960 (cask 1775) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 45.2% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £3,987.02
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenrothes 30 Year Old 1988 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail) Single Malt Whisky
Glenrothes 30 Year Old 1988 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail) Single Malt Whisky ~ 58.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £446.68
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1970 (cask 2026) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1970 (cask 2026) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 53% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £5,988.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Planet Whiskies on Twitter