HC Deb 22 February 1904 vol 130 c566
MR. KILBRIDE (Kildare, S.)

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether be will appoint a Committee of analytical experts to fix a legal standard in the case of whisky, such as is done in other articles of consumption, in order to protect the public against spurious substitutions.


The Board of Inland Revenue do not think that it would be of any practical use to attempt to fix a legal standard for whisky. There is already a minimum legal standard of strength below which whisky may not be sold without notice, and other conditions must necessarily vary widely according to the taste of consumers.