DISTILLERIE DES MENHIRS

Distillery
Founded in 1986
The Distillerie des Menhirs is situated in Plomelin. It is a family-owned business located in Plomelin, a few miles from Quimper in Finistère, Brittany. Eddu was founded in 1986, and became famous for their Brandy. In 2002, the first Whiskey dropped from their the stills.

In 1986 Guy le Lay created what would be the first Pommeau de Bretagne*. Pommeau is a traditional French drink that is a mixture of Lambig (Cider Brandy) and fresh apple juice.

In 1998, the Le Lay family conjured a bold new creation: a Whiskey, based not on barley wheat, but on Brittany’s very own buckwheat. Hence its name, Eddu (“buckwheat” in the Breton language).

Buckwheat is used as the main ingredient for their Eddu Whiskey. The distillery has two copper pot stills, 2,500 liters each. They use French oak for maturation of their Whiskeys.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    France
  • Established
    1986
  • Owner
    Independent
  • Visitor Center
    No
  • Status
    Active
  • Address
    Pont Menhir 29700 Plomelin Bretagne - France
  • Phone
    +33 02 98 94 23 68
  • Website
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