cereals and sherry - B E F O R E W H I S K Y
Clearach is generally the name given to new make spirit, just from the still, before the minimum required 3 years of maturation in wood. It appears cloudy, which is normal, since it’s unfiltered and very young.
Typical to very young malts with almonds and frangipane (red jasmine) fragrance,nice grassy freshness with a slight touch of honey. Lively in the mouth, its maturation in wine casks, despite its young age, it reveals some silky elegance. Possessing a young spirit’s intense and lively characteristics, it displays the flavours of first vinous impregnations.
To be consumed as an aperitif or as a “Norman Hole” (the traditional Norman intermezzo made of one single shot of strong Calvados between two heavy courses).
COUNTRY France (Bourgogne)
AGED: 3 YEARS IN PEDRO XIMENEZ & OLOROSO
CELLAR ZONE Dry and middle humid
Original Strength 63%
Natural Strength In Casks 58%
Bottling Strength 43%
ALCOHOL CONTENT 43%
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.