Amendment to Food Code to update the quality standards for distilled spirits
Jan 19, 2023
The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and the Secretariat of Health Quality published Joint Resolution 1/2023, which amends the Argentine Food Code to update the quality standards for whiskey and introduces grain brandy.
The amendments incorporated are as follows:
ARTICLE 1 - Item 7 WHISKY OR WHISKEY of Article 1116 of the Argentine Food Code is hereby replaced and shall be worded as follows: "7. WHISKY OR WHISKEY: It is the spirit obtained from the special distillation of fermented cereal musts, aged (matured) in the presence of oak or other suitable wood.
ARTICLE 2 - Item 7.1 CEREAL LIQUEUR is hereby incorporated into Article 1116 of the Argentine Food Code, which shall be worded as follows: "7.1 CEREAL SUGAR LIQUEUR: It is the spirit obtained from the distillation of fermented cereal musts, without aging in wood, with an alcoholic graduation of 35% to 54% vol. at 20ºC.
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