Brenne French Single Malt Whisky
Finished in used cognac barrels, this whisky is the first organic French single malt whisky ever made.
$63.99 Retail Price
Proof: 80 Proof (40% ABV)
Importer: Local Infusions
Availability: This product is not available in AL, AK, AR, DE, KS, HI, MA, MN, MD, MS, NH, PA, TX or UT.
Initial nose of almond, vanilla, tree fruits and dark chocolate. Gives way to slightly floral and perfumey scent. Notes of orange peels, butter and warm spices. Medium long finish with a final kick of peppercorn and clove.
Four hundred kilometers southwest of Paris, Cognac, France (population 19,066) lends its name to one of the world’s best known types of brandy. There, a third-generation master distiller trained in the traditional art of cognac distillation — and with a secret love affair for whisky — has been making Brenne Single Malt Whisky since 2002.
He begins by harvesting 100% organic barley grown at his farm in Cognac — making Brenne the only organic French Single Malt Whisky in production today. After the barley is cool-fermented utilizing two to three different strains of yeast, the mash is carefully double-distilled in a copper alembic cognac still until it is ready for its slumber in new French Limousin oak casks. French Limousin oak — the most expensive type of wood for barrels in the world — is prized because it is loosely grained and porous, allowing it to impart more flavor and tannins to whisky that it comes in contact with. The French Limousin oak gives Brenne Single Malt Whisky notes of oaky chocolate and a slight hint of caramel.
Following its initial beautyrest in the French Limousin casks (the beautyrest averages five years), Brenne is double barreled, or finished, in freshly-emptied cognac barrels until perfectly matured. This unique finishing process gives the whisky notes of sweet vanilla that balance out the spicy notes of organic, malted barley. The cognac barrels also give Brenne a slightly perfumey aroma.
Each bottle of Brenne Single Malt Whisky is sourced from a single barrel and filled and labeled by hand. Brenne Single Malt Whisky is harvested, distilled, matured and bottled in Cognac, France.
Only 1,200 bottles of Brenne French Single Malt Whisky have been made for consumption in the United States. Pick up a bottle of something rare today!