Bastille 1789 Blended Whisky


Bastille // Cognac, France

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Bastille is the brainchild of distiller Jean-Marc Daucourt, whose family owns a winery and distillery in Cognac. This blended whisky is made from malted barley and wheat grown in northeast France. It's aged in French Limousin oak casks for an undisclosed amount of time.

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  • Blended
    Comprised 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.
  • Cask Type
    French Limousin oak

Tasting Notes

"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!""

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