6 1950

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Number 6 of 1950.


IRISH WHISKEY ACT, 1950.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Irish Whiskey and Irish Pot Still Whiskey.

2.

Short title.

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Number 6 of 1950.


IRISH WHISKEY ACT, 1950.


AN ACT TO DEFINE IRISH WHISKEY AND IRISH POT STILL WHISKEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENSURING THAT ONLY SPIRITS THAT CONFORM TO THOSE DEFINITIONS SHALL BE DESCRIBED AS SUCH IN PERMITS AND CERTIFICATES UNDER THE SPIRITS ACT, 1880, ACCOMPANYING SPIRITS IN TRANSIT. [23rd March, 1950.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—

Irish Whiskey and Irish Pot Still Whiskey.

1. —For the purpose of subsection (9) of section 105 of the Spirits Act, 1880 (which relates to the accuracy of the description of spirits in a permit or certificate)—

(a) spirits described as Irish Whiskey shall not be deemed to correspond to that description unless they have been obtained by distillation in the State from a mash of malt and cereals, and

(b) spirits described as Irish Pot Still Whiskey shall not be deemed to correspond to that description unless they have been obtained by distillation solely in pot stills in the State from a mash of cereal grains such as are ordinarily grown in the State saccharified by the diastase of malted barley.

Short title.

2. —This Act may be cited as the Irish Whiskey Act, 1950.