Brenne French Single Malt Whisky 70cl
This French whisky is the world's first single malt aged in both French Limousin Oak barrels and cognac casks
Brenne French Single Malt Whisky
What sets Brenne apart from the crowd was its desire to show terroir (a sense of place found in the smell and taste) is possible when making single malt whisky.
Brenne was founded by a former ballerina turned whisky entrepreneur (Allison Parc), and is crafted at a third-generation farm distillery located in Cognac, France. The process begins in the fields, where two types of heirloom barley are grown on the estate. These are the starting point for Brenne Whisky. The mash is created using a strain of yeast that has been used by the distillers family for generations. This is then twice-distilled in an alembic Charente still.
The resulting liquid is then rested in their signature barrels for a minimum of six years. They use two types; new French Limousin oak and Cognac casks. After resting, the proofing is done using water from the Charente river before bottling.
It is this attention to detail that gives the enjoyer a true sense of French terroir in the taste and smell of the whisky.
The whisky has delightfully perfumed fruit and French patisserie aromas, which are joined with creamy and complex sugar notes. Highly reminiscent of rich creme brûlée and burnt caramel.
The flavour is a joy on the palate with notes of banana, tropical fruits, and spice (think of warming cinnamon and cloves).
Perfectly enjoyable neat, with just a splash of water, or over ice - enjoy it the way you like.
For a delicious Cocktail, try an American in Paris. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 50ml of whisky, 12.5ml of Sweet Vermouth, 12.5ml of Drambuie, 12.5ml of Licor 43 and 2 dashes of Angostura Orange bitters. Shake well, and strain into a coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a twist of orange.