Brenne French Single Malt Whisky
Brenne // France
Brenne is a single malt whisky produced with copper alembic stills as opposed to copper pot stills. It ages first in new Limousin oak barrels, used typically to age brandy, before finishing in ex-Cognac casks. They are bottled in batches and never blend the barrels together. Each bottle is numbered with the barrel number from whence it came. Bottle variation will occur, but on average the whisky is 7 years old.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typenew Limousin oak, finished in ex-Cognac barrels
"It is a fairly safe bet to say you haven't tasted a whisky quite like this before. Violet candies, and coconut greet you on the nose with almond pastries, vanilla cream, and apricots to follow on your palate. The spice factor is minimal and the finish is not as rich as you might imagine. At the end of the day, the issue may be, is there enough whisky character left? The answer is just barely. This is certainly not your father's idea of whisky."