2006 XII 2018
sweet px maturation - L I K E A B L O S S O M I N G
Same spirit as the Couvreur’s Clearach, but older (12 years instead of 3 years old), in the medium humid part of the cellar. Limited edition, this unique barrel is available in 500ml bottles, numbered from 1 to 962.
Very mellow and spicy, it’s the good witness of PX cask maturation! How the Clearach distillate evolves after more than 12 years of ageing. In comparison with the XV, despite be younger, the XII is darker, slightly red, with honey and liquorice flavors, roundness and concentration. At 47% cask strength, it is powerful without burn feelings. Flavors of cooked fruits, spicy. smooth but tonic mouth, the beautiful influence of PX. Liquorice wood aftertaste on a beautiful freshness. One cask of 962 bottles produced Only 72 bottles available in Hong Kong
COUNTRY France (Bourgogne)
AGED 12 years in Sweet Pedro Ximenez Butt
Cellar Zone Medium Humid
Original Strength 63%
Natural Strength In Casks 47%
Bottling Strength 47%
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.