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Scotch Whisky Association

Identification number in the register: 9201911441-69
Registration date: 29/09/2008 19:15:41

The information on this entity was last modified on: 02/09/2014 15:49:23
The date of the last annual update was: 02/09/2014 12:16:39

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Scotch Whisky Association


Trade Association

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade, business & professional associations

    Contact details

Atholl Crescent, 20
Edinburgh EH3 8HF

(+44) 131 222 9200

(+44) 131 777 8080

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  John Bartholomew

Director of Finance and Administration

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Nick Soper

Director of European Affairs

    Goals / remit

To promote and protect the interests of the Scotch Whisky industry



The Scotch Whisky Association's key roles include ensuring that Scotch Whisky can be sold without restriction and on equal terms with all other spirit drinks. To that end, in the European context, our activities include: promoting, supporting or opposing EU and/or national legislative trade-related measures; and pursuing the removal of intra-EU trade barriers.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


In addition to the European Affairs Department (3 people), other SWA departments (International Affairs, Operation and Technical, Legal, Government and Communications) are involved, to a lesser degree, on activities falling within the scope of the register.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Taxation
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation

We are members of spiritsEUROPE

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

700,000  € - 800,000  €

0 €

0 €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.