Irish whiskey and Irish poteen Geographical Indications (GI) Verification Scheme


There is a geographical indications scheme in place for Irish whiskey and Irish poteen. 

This means that if you wish to label or market your products as:

  • Irish whiskey
  • or
  • Irish poteen

you must follow certain requirements. The product specifications (Technical File) written by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) set out these requirements.

Before you begin operations, you must apply to your Revenue office. We will verify that the premises where you will manufacture or process your products are in line with the requirements in the Technical File.

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