Armorik Classic – Whisky Breton Single Malt, NAS, 46 %
We will today continue our series of reviews of whisky from Distillerie Warenghem, France. The Armorik Classic – Whisky Breton Single Malt has been around a few years. This is a No Age Statement (NAS) whisky that has been matured in a mix of 1st fill and refill bourbon casks, and some sherry casks thrown in.
This whisky is available in Norway through special order to the importer, Daracha AS. The sales price is NOK 910. The Armorik Classic is not currently available to buy in Sweden.
Nose (22/25): Fruits, berries and nuts – if I was preparing for a long, hard winter this would be perfect in the cupboard! Fresh green apples, honey melon and strawberries are the standouts. This is a fresh summer whisky on the nose. A hint of toast covered with orange marmalade in the background. The oranges come more into focus after the first sip.
Taste (20/25): Quite full. Caramel and pepper upfront. Oranges and mild chili make themselves known as a second wave.
Finish (20/25): Oranges, orange zest and pepper. Caramel and fudge. Warm and medium length.
Balance (20/25): A delicate summer dram, I would say. Not too demanding, not too complicated.