fine, subtle, elegant - V O I L E D E G A I L L A C
A single malt raised in Fino Sherry casks, then finished in Gaillac wine vats that previously contained Mauzac from Michel Issaly, a La Vigne de l’Oubli from Gaillac , South west France. Expect the unexpected from Couvreur’s whiskies.
Brilliant gold. The nose offers the lightest dusting of cocoa, as well as scents of brine, cheesecake, Marie biscuits and whiffs of ripe pear - up there with the most pristine, pitch-perfect malty bouquets of the year. Understated entry before the winey, Fino / Amontillado sherry notes build. Ends tangy, salty, nutty. Ginger biscuits and a touch of sulphur in the aftertaste. A unique whisky - something like a grappa aged in amontillado sherry casks.
One batch of 664 bottles produced
Only 9 bottles available in Hong Kong
COUNTRY France (Bourgogne)
AGED 10 years in Vin de Voile de GAILLAC
CELLAR ZONE Humid
Original Strength 65%
Natural Strength In Casks 43.41%
Bottling Strength 43.41%
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.