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Brenne Whisky – Made in Cognac

30 September 2013 No Comment

Brenne Whisky glassThere is a third-generation master distiller trained in the traditional art of cognac distillation with a secret love affair for whisky, the result is a very elegant Single Malt Whisky called Brenne Whisky.

This limited-edition whisky is twice distilled in a copper alembic still from barley grown organically in the chalky-rich soil of the Fins Bois region.The water used is also from the Charente region. The spirit is aged in new French Limousin oak barrels for about 5 years, following its initial beautyrest in the new French Limousin casks, Brenne is finished, in freshly-emptied cognac barrels until perfectly matured. This unique finishing gives this Whisky notes of vanilla, spicy and cream notes. Very delicate!

All Brenne bottles are sourced from a single barrel and filled by hand! Which is quite unique. This Single Malt Whisky is harvested, distilled, matured and bottled in Cognac, France which shows some similarity with the story of Grey Goose Wodka.

The distillery only distills barley coming from own land in the neighborhood of the distillery, which means the distillery can only make Whisky one time per year after they harvest the barley, unlike most other whisky distilleries which purchase their grains year round, a process which results in Brenne’s limited nature.

The tasting notes of Brenne Single Malt Whisky are:

The nose: fruity nose with green apples, cherries and a little citrus, almond, vanilla from the oak and dark chocolate. Also a little florar scent of irises.
The taste: green apples, orange peels, berries and warm spices (cinnamon) from the Limousin oak.
The after-taste: the finish is consistent with the taste, and lingers well.
The origin: Cognac region of France.
The age: about 7 years.
The price: about $65 per bottle of 750ml. You can buy Brenne here.
Conclusion: very special Whisky, which is worth buying as Cognac Fan.

 

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