Tag Archives: France

Two brandies with Wu-Dram Clan involvement!

Recently the guys behind Wu-Dram Clan released an old Cognac. A Jean-Luc Pasquet, which has proven to be a rather noteworthy Cognac house that works really well for whisky fanatics. More or less at the same time they released an … Continue reading

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French Brandy 28, 1993-2022, 47% – Michiel Wiman, Precious Moments

The Precious Moments series is one of many series that Michiel Wigman has running at the moment. At least, if some things turn out to be series. Anyway, ‘Precious Moments’ is and after last year’s (yet to be reviewed) Caroni, … Continue reading

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The best of 2021, part deux

Apart from last week’s post on what whiskies were strictly the best according to my rating, there are two lists that I still want to get out there. The first is the ‘not best but very impressive otherwise’ whiskies, and … Continue reading

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On new whisky, and Chateau du Breuil

Chateau du Breuil is a rather well known distiller of Calvados. They’re known for their iconic bottles, but also for adding some pear to the apple brandy. A few years ago they made their foray into distilling whisky. I completely … Continue reading

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The sixth annual Blog Birthday Bash

This here blog has been around for six years already. The actual date was August third, but that passed rather eventless. However, last Saturday was the annual barbecue-and-booze celebration. I made the fairly predictable huge hunks of pork again, although … Continue reading

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Armagnac: Baron Gaston Legrand, 1995, 40% (and a wrap up)

The ninth and final Armagnac from the bottle share is another Bas Armagnac, like the Laballes and the Tariquet from a couple of days ago. I didn’t overly like those drinks, even though Bas Armagnac is supposedly the better terroir … Continue reading

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Armagnac: Saint Christeau 1950 and 1938

The Saint Christeau Armagnac was varying from 1990 back to 1938. I initially planned to stretch that time span further, between 1995 and 1934. Unfortunately these two were not available anymore and I settled for the others. Whichever way you … Continue reading

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Armagnac: Saint Christeau 1940 & 1987

The intention of the bottle share was to do only Armagnacs from the Saint Christeau brand, but as it turned out the shop had some stock issues and couldn’t deliver, or find, the bottles I ordered. Hence the switch to … Continue reading

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Armagnac bottle share: Saint Christeau from Distillerie Gilbert Miclo

So, while we’re at it, I was talking about getting interested in other boozes, like Armagnac and Sake. I have yet to get into the Sake shtick, but I am following through with that Armagnac bottle share. I know of a … Continue reading

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Michel Couvreur 12 year old whisky, 43%

Ever since I was at Michel Couvreur in Burgundy last year I’ve had sort of a fascination for the brand. How this came to result in no bottles bought except for a four year old grain whisky, I don’t know. … Continue reading

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