France

The oldest and most well-known whisky distillery in France is Glann Ar Mor in Bretagne, founded in 1999 by Jean Donnay. Together with his wife Jean he has been trying to build the Gartbreck Distillery on the Scottish island of Islay. Some other French whisky distillers are Claeyssens in Wambrechies, Warenghem in Lannion, Des Menhirs in Plomelin, Meyer in Hohwarth, Elsass in OBernai, Domaine des Hautes Glaces in Rhône-Alpes, Guillon in La Champagne and Brenne in the Cognac region. In total, managing editor Ingvar Ronde counted 28 in the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2017.
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