Why Redact? Why Redact? What is against the law?

WHY REDACT?
WHAT IS AGAINST THE LAW?

AGE STATEMENTS MADE SIMPLE

In order to comply with Scotch Whisky regulations and EU law regarding age statements, we must comply with the legislation:

“ANY MATURATION PERIOD OR AGE MAY ONLY BE SPECIFIED IN THE DESCRIPTION, PRESENTATION OR LABELLING OF A SPIRIT DRINK WHERE IT REFERS TO THE YOUNGEST ALCOHOLIC COMPONENT IN THE DRINK.”

Simply put, this means we are only legally allowed to declare the youngest age of spirit in the bottle.

Our flagship bottlings are made up of multiple different spirits, of different ages, but we’re limited to two options, either we state the youngest age on the bottle, or we declare no-age at all.

Considering age alone over-simplifies the complexity of our recipes. We prefer not to undermine the interplay between maturation time, cask type and the influence of our raw ingredients.