Geographical numbers like 0033 aren't good

Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food

For the spirits listed in Annex III of Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of January 15, 2008 with a geographical indication (GI), the BLE publishes the technical documentation for the products from the country of origin Germany.

Source: European Union

The technical documentation includes, among other things, the name and category of the product, a description of its main physical, chemical and / or sensory properties as well as the special characteristics of this spirit drink, the delimitation of the geographical area concerned and a description of the process for obtaining the spirit drink.

In the spirits sector there is no differentiation between "protected geographical indications (GI)" and "protected designations of origin PDO)", only "geographical indications (GI)". In addition, the European Commission carried out a subsequent review of the registered geographical indications for spirits. The first Spirits Regulation (EEC) No. 1576/89, which was in force since December 15, 1989, as well as the partially still valid Spirits Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008 contained in Annex II (Regulation (EEC) No. . 1576/89) or Annex III (Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008) a long list of geographical indications that either the Commission proposed of its own accord or were included in the course of discussions in the Council and EP through political decisions ( so-called geoprotection for established GI). Thus, in the spirits sector, the recognition of a g. A. in contrast to the general agricultural and food sector, not as the conclusion of a two-stage process in which applications from protective associations for the registration of a g. G. A. or g. U. carefully examined. In the spirits sector, therefore, an ex-post examination was carried out by the Commission. For this purpose, the member states of the European Commission had to for each established g. A. Send a so-called technical file. In Germany, the lead Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, in close coordination with the federal states and with the participation of the distillery and spirits industry, has taken over the preparation and delivery of these technical documents. The examination of these technical documents by the Commission dragged on until the end of March 2019. By announcement 2019 / C115 / 11 of March 27, 2019 (OJ EU No. C 115, page 36), the European Commission recognized a total of 33 spirits with a geographical indication that are either exclusively produced in certain regions of Germany or throughout Germany allowed to. The new Spirits Regulation (EU) 2019/787 (OJ EU No. L 130, page 1) provides that since June 8, 2019, applications for the registration of new g. A. or to change the product specifications of the already registered g. A. only by associations of producers and processors (so-called protective associations) of the geo-protected spirits may be submitted in a two-stage process. The previous Annex III of Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008 will be replaced by an electronic register (E-Ambrosia) by June 8, 2021 at the latest. In addition, the procedure for registering g. A. in the spirits sector and the terms of the application documents (product specification instead of technical documents and uniform document instead of a summary of the most important specifications) have been adapted to the geo-protection system for other agricultural products and foodstuffs in accordance with Regulation (EU) No. 1151/2012.

The technical documents (product specifications) of the 33 spirits with a recognized geographical indication that are produced in Germany or also in Germany are published below.

With regard to the products "Hamburger Kümmel" and "Münchener Kümmel", which are currently still registered as "Liqueurs", the Federal Government has submitted applications to the EU Commission according to the procedure valid until June 7, 2019, these products as "Spirits" in the future with caraway ". The test procedure is currently ongoing.

Grain spirit / grain brandy

Emsländer Korn (PDF, 77 KB, not accessible)
Haselünner Korn (PDF, 79 KB, not accessible)
Hasetaler Korn (PDF, 75 KB, not accessible)
Korn or Kornbrand (PDF, 93 KB, not accessible)
Münsterländer Korn (PDF, 76 KB, not accessible)
Sendenhorster Korn (PDF, 70 KB, not accessible)

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Brandy / brandy

German brandy (PDF, 321 KB, not accessible)
Palatinate brandy (PDF, 68 KB, not accessible)

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Fruit brandy

Franconian fruit schnapps (PDF, 90 KB, not accessible)
Franconian cherry brandy (PDF, 86 KB, not accessible)
Franconian plum water (PDF, 91 KB, not accessible)
Black Forest kirsch
Black Forest Mirabelle water
Black Forest Williams pear (PDF, 90 KB, not accessible)
Black Forest plum water (PDF, 92 KB, not accessible)

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Black Forest Raspberry Spirit (PDF, 81 KB, not accessible)

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Bavarian Mountain Gentian (PDF, 42 KB, not accessible)

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Juniper spirit

Genever / Jenever / Genièvre (only manufacturers in Lower Saxony and North Rhine Westphalia) (PDF, 438 KB, not accessible)
Ostfriesischer Korngenever (PDF, 87 KB, not accessible)
Steinhäger (PDF, 4 MB, not accessible)

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Liquor with caraway / caraway seeds

Berliner Kümmel (PDF, 225 KB, not accessible)

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Spirit with a bitter taste / bitter

Rheinberger herbs (PDF, 84 KB, not accessible)

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Bavarian herbal liqueur (PDF, 38 KB, not accessible)
Benediktbeurer monastery liqueur (PDF, 223 KB, not accessible)
Bloodroot (PDF, 278 KB, not accessible)
Chiemseer Klosterlikör (PDF, 297 KB, not accessible)
Ettaler Klosterlikör (PDF, 327 KB, not accessible)
Hamburger Kümmel (PDF, 300 KB, not accessible)
Hut tea (PDF, 212 KB, not accessible)
Münchner Kümmel (PDF, 300 KB, not accessible)

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Other spirits

Bärwurz (PDF, 300 KB, not accessible)
Fruchtgenever / Vruchtenjenever (PDF, 388 KB, not accessible)
East Prussian bear catch (PDF, 285 KB, not accessible)

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