German whisky Glen Buchenbach 'may make buyers think it's scotch'

Scotch Whisky Association tells court that use of ‘glen’ infringes protected status

A German whisky called Glen Buchenbach may be infringing the protections given to Scotland’s national drink, even though its label makes clear the spirit is distilled in Germany, the EU’s top court has ruled.

The European court of justice took no final view on the case on Thursday, referring a complaint from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) back to German judges to make a ruling.

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