Located in Lannion, in the Côtes d'Armor, on the Pink Granite Coast, the Warenghem distillery has been an independent and family-owned producer of Breton spirits for over 100 years.
The distillery was founded by Leon Warengham. In the early years it produced herbal and fruit liqueurs, including Elixir d’Armorique, a blend of 35 plants, which has received numerous honours at international trade fairs over the years, and is still produced at the distillery today.
In the 1960's, Paul-Henri, the latest generation of Warenghems, joined forces with Yves Leizour. Leizour's son, a trained pharmacist, ended up running the operaton in the 1980's, and it was he who took the decision to launch the first French whisky. In 1987 'WB Breton whisky' was released to the market. It was a blended whisky made up of 25% malt whisky and 75% grain whisky.
As surprising as French whisky was at the time, Warengham have very recently launced a gin too: Dizoñv. An artisanal gin that is a synthesis of the two facets of Brittany: the land and the sea; the Armor and the Argoat.