Certain countries are renowned for making great beverages (the alcohol variety of course). Russia with their Vodka, Australia makes great wine and of course Scotland and amazing whisky. But what would you correlate France with? Most would say Champagne but after you try this gem of a whisky, Blossoming Auld Sherried, by Michel Couvreur you just might change your mind.
Now you might be wondering Michel who? I know I did the first time I laid eyes on one of their bottles. Michel Couvreur is an independent bottler buying already aging whiskies from Scotland and finishes the process in Burgundy France. Sadly, Michel Couvreur died in mid-2013 but the tradition of sourcing and finishing quality whiskies continues to this day.
Tasting notes for Michel Couvreur Blossoming Auld Sherried.
On the nose, it is relatively unassuming with delicate floral notes mingling with some sherry and raisins.
The palate takes it up a few notches with sherry coming on strong but is exquisitely complemented by delicate touches of vanilla and raisins.
Finish (After Taste)
Sherry continues onto the finish with slight cinnamon and oak notes. The oak brings with it hints of cardamon which cleanses the palate prepares you wonderfully for the next sip.
Overall, this is a must-have for every whisky lover – particularly those who love sherry cask whiskies. Although, a little difficult to get from major liquor chains my suggestion would be to search for an online retailer.
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