From the Wiki entry for Scotch Whiskey:
” [T]he Scotch Whisky Order of 1990 which clarified the Scotch Whisky Act of 1988, and mandates that the spirit:
Must be distilled at a Scottish distillery from water and malted barley, to which only other whole grains may be added, have been processed at that distillery into a mash, converted to a fermentable substrate only by endogenous enzyme systems, and fermented only by the addition of yeast,
Must be distilled to an alcoholic strength of less than 94.8% by volume so that it retains the flavour of the raw materials used in its production,
Must be matured in Scotland in oak casks for not less than three years, and
Must not contain any added substance other than water and caramel colour.”
If it doesn’t meet these criteria, then it may not be called Scotch Whiskey.
The Delhi Court has now ruled that, pursuant to India’s obligations under TRIPS, that a name may not otherwise suggest a Scottish origin, as it recently prohibited the use of RED SCOT.