This bottle came to us as a wedding gift from my friend Brian. Grand Cru is matured for 23 years in hand selected American and European oak casks then finished in rare highly prized French cuvée casks.
Nose: lemon, apples and vanilla
Palate: vanilla, pear, and biscuits
Finish: smooth and lightly dry
Wow! Simply put, this whisky is outstanding. It’s loaded with notes of vanilla and fruit. You get a little bit of bite but that quickly mellows out into a smooth delicious nectar.
I’m not much of a champagne drinker but I appreciated the subtle champagne notes. I also appreciate that it’s at the lowest end of what a single malt whisky should be 40% abv. We have way too many whiskies with higher abvs that don’t measure up to the quality of this one. It’s a whisky that is light, crisp, and slightly dry.
This marries Scotland and France in the form of a perfect dram. If you don’t like, light, crisp, or dry whiskies you won’t enjoy this as it has a unique taste. Personally, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it. It’s high-quality whisky at its best.
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.