Scotch whisky 'given protected status' in Botswana

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Scotch whisky has been given protected geographical status in Africa for the first time, according to industry representatives.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said Botswana now recognised the spirit as a geographical indication (GI).

The move means only whisky that has been made in Scotland can legally be sold as Scotch in the country.

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