Galleg

Galleg Whisky De Bretagne ~ 42% (Distillerie Warenghem)

Galleg Whisky De Bretagne

Blended Breton whisky

42% ABV, €18.50 for 70cl

Score: 80/100

Galleg

What they say:

Laissez-vous tenter par cet assemblage original : 50% de Whisky de malt et 50% de Whisky de grain ! Le GALLEG, dont le nom signifie “France” en Breton, et au graphisme clairement identifié Breton associé à la mention Whisky de France ancre très clairement ce whisky dans ses origines.

Nez : Marqué par des notes de bonbon anglais et fruits exotiques, il conserve le caractère typé de la Distillerie (Influence marine, légère tourbe).
Bouche
: Fluide et entière, elle apporte de la fraicheur soutenue par un beau fruité.
Finale
 : Tout en rondeur et en moelleux.

Gallegpoured

What I say:

Blended Breton whisky made from 50% double distilled malt whisky and 50% grain from Distillerie Warenghem in Lannion, Brittany.

Colour:

Light and refractive champagne gold (4/20), Medium tears

Nose:

Sweet and fruity, rich orchard fruits, apples and pears, peaches, apricots, blossom honey, golden syrup, light cereal grains, hay

Taste:

Light and delicate in mouthfeel, slightly creamy cereal barley and wheat, biscuit, or patisseries, tarte aux pommes, green apple, pear cider or pommeaux, sweet syrup but with a citric sharpness, some hints of white pepper and cinnamon and nutmeg spices

Finish:

Short to medium, cereal grain, pine sap plus some deeper caramel and toffee oak wood, hints of salt spray and earthy peat

Overall:

Well constructed and drinkable blend, nice and light in character would make a good summertime dram. Easily comparable to many well-known scotch blends, this one has a slightly sweet and fruity character with a little spice and oak at the finish making it a little moreish. The grain character is only evident in the lightness of the mouthfeel which actually benefits this whisky, giving it a refreshing nature.

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