peat and sweet - S A L T E D B U T T E R C A R A M E L
Like a fight between Sherry and Peat: «Candid» means that this whisky has been bottled just before that peat disappears from wood ageing. Reminiscent of «Michel Couvreur Disclosure» available in 2008: iodine distillate matured in a fresh PX cask providing a mellow and peaty balance. The first Islay whisky that convinced to continue this kind of maturation.
Mellow peat thanks to the Sherry maturation: Tight and nervous nose, fresh and floral, reminding grilled almond. Full of flavors, powerful and nervous, it feels rounds with liquorice flavors. Silky texture makes it feel soft. Nice length, very fresh, round, spicy and pepper, slightly toasted.
Amazingly expressive young whisky!
COUNTRY France (Bourgogne)
AGED 9 YEARS IN PEDRO XIMENEZ
CELLAR ZONE Dry then humid cellar
Original Strength 70%
Natural Strength In Casks 53%
Bottling Strength 49%
About the producer
Michel Couvreur whisky’s style is acquired by years of long contact with Sherry or other different impregnated wine casks. Now to what makes them so unique: the cellars. Tucked away in a little village, Bouze-lès- Beaune, halfway between Andalusia and Scotland, they look like a cave which is 15 metres deep with some 150 metres of galleries dug in limestone but giving humidity, silence, calm and depth. A choice of cask and a delicate dance of maturation between dry and damp places, Michel Couvreur whiskies are incredibly
flavourful, intense and soft all at the same time. Style and nobility are acquired following many years of ageing.
What makes Michel Couvreur’s Whiskies so special is not the distilled base product but the choice of barrels they have been selecting. They keep a very special attention to the choice of barrel, spending a lot of time and money looking for the most unique barrels down all over Europe.