I am back… sorry that I have taken a break from writing my blog. I needed it! I know I mentioned this in a previous blog, but I will mention again. I purchase every single whiskey, whisky and bourbon I have featured in this blog (except for one whisky which was given to me and those that are gifts from friends). It’s hard work and it costs money but it is truly something I enjoy doing.
As if the title of the blog hasn’t already given it away, I am writing about the Vicomte 8-year single malt whisky. It is single malt from France that is distilled twice in copper pot stills. The whisky is then matured in French Oak Limousin Barrels before it is aged for 8 years in Cognac Barrels. The barley used in the whisky is 100% organic natural barley, a bottle ranges around $40.
Nose: sweet, honey, fruit, sugar and cognac
Palate: smooth, sweet, caramel, cognac and medicinal
Finish: spices and sweet
There are many people who love this whisky for one reason or another, I on the other hand don’t love it. I’ll keep my thoughts short and to the point about this whisky, I am not one for sweet whiskies and this one is sweet. I will admit that the first sip went down smoothly but as I kept drinking, it got harder to drink and became very medicinal.
I think the people who will like this whisky are people whom like sweet whiskies. With the maturation in Cognac barrels the Cognac notes are very present and identifiable. If you love Cognac you’ll love this whisky. If you don’t like sweet tasting whiskies or are looking for that true whisky and bourbon taste, this is not the whisky for you.
It is a unique tasting whisky; it is simply not for me.
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.