Scotch Whisky Association (SWA)

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

500,000€ - 599,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2020 - 01/12/2020

Lobbyists declared: 3 FTE (10)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 0

Meetings with European Commission: 3

Lobbying costs over the years:


Scotch Whisky Association (SWA)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

9201911441-69 (First registered: 29 Sep 2008)

Goals / Remit

The Scotch Whisky Association’s 77 member companies, including distillers, blenders and bottlers, account for over 90% of the industry. The Association’s goal is to sustain Scotch Whisky’s place as the world’s leading high-quality spirit drink and its long-term growth worldwide. Scotch Whisky is a high-quality, much-loved and prestigious spirit drink with a global reputation. The Association’s role is to advance the global interests and profile of Scotch Whisky, of its member companies, and of the industry as a whole. The SWA does so by engaging with the full range of industry stakeholders and all levels of government, at home and abroad, by pursuing a competitive and sustainable tax and business environment, by safeguarding the category ‘Scotch Whisky’ against fraud, and by promoting the responsible use of alcohol.


Spirit Drinks Regulation 787/2019; geographical indications; EU food labelling legislation; EU negotiations on free trade agreements (FTAs); EU excise directives; EU alcohol strategy; environmental dossiers; participation in Commission consultations; general EU market access/internal market issues.


Head office:
Quartermile 2 2 Lister Square 2 Lister Square
Edinburgh EH3 9GL
United Kingdom

Tel: 44 131 222 9200