THE SCOTCH WHISKY ASSOCIATION IS NOT ANY MORE AN OBJECTIVE INDEPENDENT REGULATORY AGENCY
The SWA is not regulating the Scotch whisky sector as it should be – impartially and independently in accordance with their statute and Scottish laws.
In recent years the SWA have been manipulated by its largest members to protect their very own interests “and their brands” to pressure SAW to pass regulations clearly in their favor instead of protecting the Scotch whisky industry and of course leaving behind the smallest distillers that does not have the money to lobby against the industry giants.
Here is one examples of what is going on in India:
Quote: The SWA maintains that India is a ‘special case’ saying:
‘In India, where these brands have been on sale for several decades, it is understood that McDowell’s and Bagpiper have a reputation locally as Indian brands. The situation is clearly different in markets outside India, where the brands are not well-known. Click on this this to continue reading https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/in-depth/8924/indian-whisky-why-it-matters-to-scotch/
Johnnie Walker part of Diageo and Chivas Brothers part of Pernod Ricard conglomerate are the largest SWA’s members and they are the largest SWA contributors.