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|CHANGE FOR FLAVORED MALT BEVERAGES
Alcoholic-drink makers will have to change their formulas for
flavored malt beverages, such as Skyy Blue and Smirnoff Ice,
because of a new government rule.
The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
published regulations this week that restrict the alcohol content
of flavored malt beverages. The new regulations require that at
least 51 percent of alcohol in flavored malt beverages be the
product of brewing and not from distilled spirits flavors added
to the drinks.
The issue arose because drinks such as Skyy Blue are created
with a malt base the same process used to brew beer before
adding vodka, rum and other spirits flavors. Beer is taxed at a
lower rate than distilled spirits, and alcohol regulators have
questioned whether flavored malt beverages should be taxed as
beer or spirits. The new rule will require most flavored malt
beverages to be reformulated, Becker said in a statement.
Brewers will be able to meet the new requirements before the
rule takes effect in January 2006, he said.
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