Brenne 10 Year French Single Malt Whisky
Four hundred kilometers southwest of Paris, the city of Cognac, France (population 19,066) lends its name to one of the world's best known types of brandy. There, a third-generation master distiller trained in the traditional art of cognac distillation — and with a secret love affair for whisky — has been making Brenne Single Malt Whisky since 2002.
He begins by harvesting barley grown at his farm in Cognac. After the barley is cool-fermented utilizing two to three different strains of yeast, the mash is carefully double-distilled in a copper alembic cognac still until it is ready for its slumber.
Brenne 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky is the marriage of four spectacular casks of Brenne French Single Malt Whisky, each selected personally by Brenne’s founder, Allison Patel. Barrels #1 and #2 are lightly toasted ex-Cognac barrels, whereas Barrel #3 contains whisky previously aged in both new and used oak barrels. Barrel #4 has a medium toast, and is entirely new French Limousin oak. French Limousin oak is the most expensive type of wood for barrels in the world, prized for its loosely grained and porous nature which imparts more flavor and tannins to whisky that it comes in contact with.