France

Armorik 5 Years Old Batch 2

What they say

Here we have the second batch of Armorik French single malt whisky to be independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! This five year old expression from Brittany’s Distillerie Warenghem spent its time maturing in a Sauterenes wine cask, with oodles of sweet stone fruit and rich honey character, its a splendid addition to Boutique-y Whisky’s Wine Cask Series. The wizardly distiller on the label is chatting away on his smartphone whilst tending to his spirit, lets hope he doesn’t drop it in by accident!

Batch 2 is a release of 286 bottles

Official tasting notes

  • Nose: Plenty of peach and apricot with aromatic wafts of wildflowers and soft oak spice.
  • Palate: Rich, gloopy honey, toasted nuts, and more stone fruits welcome the way for warming baking spices.
  • Finish: Gingerbread, more sweet, floral honey, and a well rounded peppering of toasted oak and spice on the finish.

What I say

Released as part of That Boutique-Y Whisky Company’s Wine Cask series. This Armorik single malt from Distillery Warenghem in Brittany has been matured in an ex-Sauternes barrique. Bottled at 46.4% producing 286 bottles.

  • ABV 46.4%
  • Age 5 Years Old
  • Bottler That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
  • Bottling Batch 2
  • Cask Sauternes
  • Category Single malt whisky
  • Cost £69.95
  • Origin Warenghem Distillery
  • Outturn 286
  • Region France
  • Released 2021
  • Vintage undisclosed

My tasting notes

  • Appearance Pale gold (6/20), strong, medium legs and slow, medium tears.
  • Nose Sweet and estery with woody hints, pear and elderflower spring to mind, apple, melon, white grape, peach, some biscuits – Nice / coconut, toasted, vanilla, apple & pear juice or Perry.
  • Taste Light-bodied, touch oily and buttery but quite silky, lovely sweetness again, slightly woody oak, elderflower cordial, pears & apples, towards cider (dry & sweet), almost neutral later, creamy vanilla.
  • Finish Medium-long, drying, honey sweet, some tannic oak, dry/desiccated or toasted coconut.
  • Overall Very sweet on the nose but very balanced on the palate and eminently drinkable. Some sharp French oak tannins give a good edge or foil to the fruity Sauternes sweetness.

Score 84/100

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