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Protected status given to whisky produced by Celtic Whisky Distillery

The Breton distiller has been awarded Geographical Indication (GI) by the European Commission, which protects its identity as ‘Whisky de Bretagne’ (Breton Whisky).  
 
The GI is a designation of origin that recognises the qualities characteristic to a geographical origin and allows consumers to distinguish products from specific locations. Celtic Whisky Distillery joins eight other distilleries which have previously been given the designation. 
 
The GI definition states that: “The ‘Whisky de Bretagne’ or ‘Breton Whisky’ is characterised by a clear colour, from pale yellow to amber or mahogany. It presents fruity, floral and cereal notes on the nose. Quite round in the mouth, it develops a fruity and slightly woody taste with frequent notes of peat, wine, vanilla, liquorice and salted caramel, with an elegant aromatic finish. Alcoholic volume is at least 40% vol.” 
 
According to the specification of the GI, Celtic Whisky Distillery is certified as “Distillateur, Eleveur, Pré-Embouteilleur”, referring to the distillery’s distilling, maturing and bottling processes.  

2 February 2024 - Lucy Schofield