Category: France

France, French Whisky Reviews

Armorik Classic (46%, OB, 2020)

Armorik-classic

Very well put together and promising, the ex-Bourbon oak is not too heavy an influence here and mostly describes their spirit character and coastal maturation. It becomes a touch abrasive later on the palate which hints at slightly younger maturation – I’m guessing some components may be under 8 years old perhaps. 77/100

Brenne Cuvee Speciale (40%, OB, 2018)

brenne-french-single-malt-whisky

Brenne Cuvee Speciale whisky review: I quite like this one, something very different from classic Scotch single malts.  Definitely on the sweeter side and very perfumed, but I couldn’t get over my love of classic bubblegums which this reminded me of, and also cinnamon schnapps (which I’d rather not be reminded of!) something in the spirit quality maybe? Overall quite a different experience. 81/100

Armorik Sherry Finish (40%, OB, 2013)

Armorik Sherry Finish Breton Whisky

Armorik Sherry Finish 40% ABV, €26.50 from Carrefour Fougères Score: 78/100 What they say: At the end of their maturation, some casks of Armorik were transferred into casks which have contained sherry to spend a few months. The natural fruitiness of Armorik is thereby enhanced by warm notes of dried fruit and […]