With a tag like ‘non filtré à froid’ I just couldn’t get myself to translate it to non-chillfiltered. This is much more pretty if you ask me. The double maturation bit in this whisky’s name is for Breton oak and sherry cask, by the way. Breton oak meaning as much as oak from Brittany.
Anyway, the second whisky in Franck Debernardi‘s Blog Birthday Party tasting! Armorik is a much more known brand, but not something you come across at every street corner. I’m not sure if I ever tasted one before. I think so, but it might also have been a Glann Ar Mor or two that I’m confused with.
The oak influence is a lot bigger on the nose than it was in whisky number one. There’s quite a lot of barley here too, sweet and not very spirity. I’d say there is more age to this one. The sweetness is rather fresh like in apples or pears.
On the palate it’s a rather dry dram with flavours of wood shavings and old vanilla. I get apple cores, cereal, bread & butter pudding with stewed Granny Smith apples. Slightly sour even.
Here it gets more spicy. There was some on the palate but here I get gingerbread and ginger ale. Pepper, apples again, just like the Bread & Butter pudding. Slightly dry again and slightly sour.
This whisky is much more like Scotch than the previous one. There’s a great mixture of orchard fruits and spices which blend nicely together. Not the most special dram of the evening, but a very tasty whisky nonetheless.
Armorik Double Maturation, 46%, non filtré à froid, available from the distillery for € 45
Thanks to Franck for the sample and for including me in the Twitter Tasting!