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Bastille 1789 Single Malt French Whisky (750ml)

$130. 00
$1560.00 Dozen
ABV: 43%
Tasting notes: Polished copper. Opening whiffs of marzipan and pepper. Second pass features hazelnut plus hints of new leather and mulch. Light entry follows through to a gently spiced, medium bodied delivery; crisp malt gives way to sweeter, richer flavours of hazelnut and vanilla. Finishes keenly balanced and fresh with hazelnut, cocoa and hints of orange zest in the aftertaste. Some definite Toblerone moments here. Fascinating. 43% Alc./vol.

Other reviews... Master distiller Jean-Marc Daucourt uses French wheat and malted barley in his distillations and ages his spirit in different woods, noticeably Limousin oak. The nose brings marmalade, newly unfurled bracken, sanded wood on a workshop bench, light pepper, dried apricot, and pineapple. It’s a well-balanced dram showing marmalade sweetness, fruit pastilles, lime zest, and ginger, which adds to the toasted, spicy tingle. The creamy mouthfeel concludes with the spices in retreat, leaving an orange hum. Some kind of wonderful.
88 points - www.maltadvocate.com (Fall 2014) Reviewed by: Jonny McCormick