Sometimes a brand will reach out to me about a review I did a while ago and ask me to try their latest version; this Bastille 1789 Blended Whisky review is one such occasion. You can find my original Bastille French Whisky review here and I recommend reading it to see how much different the… Continue!
Bastille 1789 Single Malt is a french whisky created by the folks at Maison Daucort and is the single malt component of the infamous blended Bastille French Whisky I tried three years go; a whisky I’ve revisited recently and is MUCH better after they reconfigured the entire thing. Though for now let’s just focus on the Bastille… Continue!
The Michel Couvreur Blossoming Auld Sherried is a wonderful sherried whisky that is bursting with character which is fitting because it comes from one heck of a character. The guys at K&L already did a great job of writing up his story so I’m just going to edit it down for length and let them… Continue!
G. Rozelieures Tourbe is the latest addition to the G. Rozelieures Whisky de Lorraine single malt lineup and is the most heavily peated of the bunch. They’re all peated, but the rest of the collections like the Rare, Origine and even the Fume are peated to a noticeably lesser degree. This additional peat isn’t the… Continue!
G. Rozelieures Rare is lightly peated like all their other whiskies. It’s also aged in sherry casks like almost all the others and is additionally aged in cognac casks like the Origine. What makes it rare is the additional time spent finishing in ex-Sauturnes casks. This additional aging in a third type of grape-based-booze cask also brings with… Continue!
G. Rozelieures Origine is aged in both Sherry casks and Cognac casks and, like the rest of the G. Rozelieures Whisky de Lorraine line-up, contains at least a little peat. Also like all of their other whiskies the barley isn’t sourced, but grown by the family on their farm. This is a true farm to… Continue!
A few months ago I got the chance to try several Armorik releases and I enjoyed them all, but kept thinking that they’d be even better at a higher proof; enter Armorik Millesime 2002 (Armorik cask strength). This is an undiluted version of the Armorik whisky aged in both ex-Bourbon and ex-Oloroso casks. Normally 46% is… Continue!
Brenne 10 is the older, and higher proofed, sibling of the original Brenne which has been a divisive dram in the whisky world. Some people absolutely love it while others, like myself, can’t stand it and I think a lot of it comes down to if you’re a sweet person or not. Me, I’m salty-savory which… Continue!
Armorik Sherry Finished French single malt starts out exactly like the Armorik Classic Single Malt and gets aged in ex-bourbon casks. Then a few months before bottling the ex-bourbon barrels are dumped into ex-sherry casks for a few months of finishing. This process is popular in Scotland and I’d venture to say that most Scottish… Continue!
Armorik Classic Single Malt is a French Whisky and historically, I haven’t had too favorable of opinions of the whisky from France. French wine is great, I love cognac and armagnac and I’ve had some great liqueurs and eau de vie from France, but French whisky has been a bit of a stumbling block for… Continue!