Manx Spirit

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Bottle of ManX Red

ManX Spirit is a clear spirit, 40% alcohol by volume which is distilled by Kella Distillers Ltd in a small distillery in Sulby, Isle of Man. It is produced by redistillation of existing Scottish whiskies, resulting in a clear and colourless product;[1] as of 2012 is the only distilled spirit produced on the Isle of Man.[2] As of 1997, the product sold 50,000 bottles per year, mostly on the Isle of Man and to the Far East.[3]

In 1997, a United Kingdom High Court case, brought by United Distillers and Allied Domecq, concluded that despite being based on whisky and tasting "like a good whisky", the redistillation process and lack of colour meant that the drink could not legally be sold in the United Kingdom while labeled as "whisky".[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Wines and Spirits of the Celtic Regions". Business Insider. 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Carpenter, Susan (December 12, 2012). "Isle of Man Scenic, tranquil ... and then there's a motorcycle race". Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ a b "Manx spirit clearly not true whisky Maturation ruling against 'white' drink". heraldscotland. manx. Retrieved 6 July 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Manx spirit fails to make the grade". The Independent. 25 March 1997. 

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