Bastille // cognac, France
Bastille is the brain child of distiller Jean-Marc Daucourt, whose family owns a winery and distillery in Cognac. Pourquois non marry the 2 genres to create a blended whisky (malted barley and wheat) aged in French limousin oak casks.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
"This would be a terrific intro whisky for someone who isn't used to drinking them. Very soft and approachable, with lots of apple and pear upfront. The wood adds a subtle sweet spice. Considering this whisky is named for a bloody revolt in French history, this is one of the cuddliest whiskies around. Seasoned Scotch aficionados might find it a little tame, but it could have many newbie fans saying "Oui! Oui! Oui!""