Irish whiskey to benefit from EU-China trade deal

Irish whiskey has been granted protection as a geographical indication (GI) in China for the first time after the signing of a new EU-China trade agreement. The agreement, which will also see Irish cream liqueurs protected, was finalised in Beijing yesterday (5 November) and has been signed today by EU commissioner Phil Hogan. Whiskey distilled and matured in Ireland can now be labelled and sold in China as Irish whiskey. Trade group the Irish Whiskey…

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