Made by double maturation, this Single Malt was first matured in French oak barrels (20% new + 80% second fill barrel) and then matured for a further 6 to 12 months in ex-wine barrels. The finishing barrels, which contained exclusively Merlot, came from Château Guadet, a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé.
French Single Malt
Finition Merlot, Matured in Merlot barrels from Château Guadet
Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Émilion
COMPOSITION: French barley, malted, brewed and distilled in France.
Intensity 3 :
BODY : Elegant, intense, red fruits and spices
COLOR : Copper red
NOSE : Rhubarb, candied cherry, plum jam, woody, slightly smoky
MOUTH FEEL : Powerful and fruity attack, great length, spicy finish
Merlot is a red grape variety that was long considered a secondary variety until the phyloxera crisis at the end of the 19th century. Since then, it has won its letters of nobility, particularly in Pomerol and Saint Emilion, where it reigns supreme, producing supple, fruity wines with soft tannins that make it very accessible when young without diminishing its great ageing potential.
Producing a French whisky finished in Merlot casks means seeking smoothness and notes of jammy red fruit.