Brenne Distillery Tasting Notes

Posted: May 5, 2016 in France, World Whiskies & Spirits

Brenne French Whisky 10 year old, 1st Edition 48%

Matured in new Limousin oak barrels before being finished in Cognac casks

Tasted: Dec 2014

Nose: Now that’s an unusual nose! Earthy and lightly manurey with straw and violets. Quite winey with coffee, heather, gorse and a multitude of herbal notes.

Palate: Soft and densely honeyed with herbal coffee, violets and a touch of manure. Very herbal on the middle with hints of straw, sour apricot and pears soap!

Finish: Long and very heathery with hints of juniper, coriander and green pepper in the finish.

Conclusion: That’s weird but I kind of like it!

Brenne Estate Cask 40%

Single Cask

Tasted: Feb 2016

Nose: Very herbal with aniseed and a touch of perfumed white fruit and honey.

Palate: Loaded with bubblegummy white fruit, confected pineapple, aniseed, crème soda and spices.

Finish: Medium length with lingering cream soda notes.

Conclusion: I can’t say I’m a huge fan of cream soda with my whisky!


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