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Geographical Indications - Spirit Drinks

The geographical indication identifies a spirit drink as originating in the territory of a country, or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of that spirit drink is essentially attributable to its geographical origin.


Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and the Council of 15 January 2008 on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 1576/89 (see amending act(s)).

Irish Products included in the Legislation

  • Irish Whiskey/Uisce Beatha Eireannach/Irish Whisky
  • Irish Cream
  • Irish Poteen/Irish Poitín


Irish Whiskey/Uisce Beatha Eireannach/Irish Whisky Technical Note


Irish Cream, Irish Cream Liqueur, Technical File


Irish Poteen/ Irish Poitín, Technical File