There are only a little over two weeks left in this 2015 year. Time has been flying by so hopefully you are all enjoy the holiday season.
Today’s post is going to be short and sweet with the French Single Malt, Brenne. Allison Patel launched Brenne in 2012. For the creation of Brenne, Patel collaborated with a French distiller in Cognac. The whisky is double distilled. It is first matured in Limousin oak barrels and finished off in previously used Cognac casks.
Nose: fruit, vanilla and a slight perfume smell
Palate: sweet, slight notes of spices, vanilla and honey
Finish: ending sweet notes
I’ll be honest; this whisky was a bit too sweet for me. The sweet notes were over powering in my opinion but I can see it being a perfect dessert whisky. It is unique tasting and I haven’t tasted anything like it. There is something to be said about the Cognac casks because it enhances the sweet notes in the whisky.
Depending on where you buy, I saw the price range around $50-$70. I can see many new whisky drinkers starting off with this whisky. It’s not too harsh and it is smooth. To me it sort of tastes like a brandy. If you love brandy then I think you will love this whisky.
I have read many other reviews from people who do love it, so this is one of those whiskies you’ll need to taste on your own to form an opinion. The whisky is quite unique! I do recommend you try it and then you can decide whether it’s a whisky you will enjoy.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.
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I appreciate the review! I am about 3 years deep into my love affair with whisky. I came across Allison Patel about a year ago and have been interested in her new spirit! I continue to look for it and hope to pick it up, always supporting new upstarts! Thanks again!! Slàinte!