It’s no coincidence that some regions of the world seem to be the exclusive provinces of certain spirits produced there. International wine and liquor laws are written with a level of specificity few would suspect and even fewer would take the time to examine unless to do so was their job. Thrillist.com has assembled a list of 16 liquors subject to such laws, in that they can each only be legally made in a designated geographical location and usually by very specific production methods. Woe to him that would refer to his bottle of crémant as “Champagne,” knowing it to have originated outside the northwest France region of the same name! The wrath of Bacchus awaits thee.
See the entire list, which includes details on the likes of Ouzo, Bourbon, Sahti, and more.