Michel Couvreur Special Vatting
Peated Blended Malt
Michel Couvreur // (aged & bottled in France), Scotland
Maturing whisky in the heart of Burgundy, Michel Couvreur begun his journey in wine, and upon selling to the UK market was told that he should add a top-shelf whisky to his range in the late 70’s. Michel believes that 90% of a whisky's quality comes not from the distillation, but from the casks the whisky is matured in. This Special Vatting is a blend of three different Scottish single malt whiskies matured in sherry casks.
Peated Blended Malt100% malted barley from more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
"The nose opens with a somewhat mossy spice and beautiful herbal notes. Bright red fruits and a light brine note tinges the whisky. The sweetness of the whisky is reminiscent of grass and hay, with a nutty tone on the back-end. The moss rises once again, a faint reminder that this whisky is peaty, however slightly. Opening the palate the whisky lends a prickly mouth-feel before moving onto tangy wood and a musty, old bung cork taste. As you continue to taste there's a somewhat nutty and stewed mushroom taste that comes back bringing an earthy reminder of peat with it. The finish is sweet, lightly smoked, and musty."