Dear Whisky Lovers,
Back around mid-March in Burgundy, I had the privilege to visit and to stay at our Michel Couvreur’s place.
We decided to start over by a tasting of 6 whiskies with Michel Couvreur and Jean-Arnaud Frantzen:
1- Overaged Malt Whisky, 43% alc/vol:
nose: smooth, suave and smokey.
mouth: round, floral and powerful.
remark: blending of an incredible selection of single malts aged between 12 and 27 years old. Excellent for aperitive on the rocks.
2- The Transition, 45% alc/vol (20 years old):
nose: floral and hints of vanilla (coming from its american cask)
mouth: liquorice, doloroso, aniseed and very long after taste.
remark: after dinner drink with a churchill.
3- Fleeting Single Cask, 45% alc/vol, 750 btls only (15 years old, distilled in September 27th 1993):
nose: toasty, woody and vanilla
mouth: long finish and menthol taste.
remark: great served straight or with ice cube.
4- Blossoming Auld Sherried, 45% alc/vol, single cask whisky (over 17 years old) :
nose: round, spices (peppar)
mouth: mellow, fresh, souple and concentrated.
remark: very similar as old rum or a good whiskey from Tenessee.
5- The Very Sherried, 45% alc/vol (over 26 years old):
nose: creamy and smooth mouth: a lot of finesse and well-balanced
remark: a perfect fit with a nice torpedo Cuban cigar.
6- Dis’closure, Malt, single cask whisky, 50% alc/vol (10 years old):
nose: iodine flavor and very parfumed
mouth: Liquorice, heavy but very mild and very nice finish.
remark: after lunch drink.
Thanks again for your hospitality at Bouze-les-Beaunes!!!