Meyer's Le Whisky Alsacien Pur Malt
Meyer's Le Whisky Alsacien Pur Malt, NAS, 40 %
Today I present a single malt whisky from a French distillery I have never heard of before. Distillerie Meyer is located in Alsace, and they produce whisky; hence Meyer's Le Whisky Alsacien Pur Malt. The distillery was established in the village Hohwarth in 1958, specializing in distilling local fruits (pears, plums etc), and in 2007 they expanded to also produce whisky.
This is a no age statement whisky, matured in Sauternes wine casks. The whisky can be purchased directy from the dsitillery and the price is € 49,80 (see here).
Nose (19/25): New makey, fresh, light, well-rounded, malty with cereal notes, some berries, and a hint of perfume. After a while in the glass the sweetness turns more towards artificial sweetener.
Taste (19/25): Smooth, and a bit thin. Oaky, sweet caramel, with distinct wine notes. Not sure if I can attest to this being Sauternes notes, but it reminds me of a dessert wine that is only moderately sweet.
Finish (19/25): Oily, quite pleasant and polite. Does not make any fuss at all, actually. The oak and caramel continues to dominate all the way. Right at the end there is a dash of dry, black pepper.
Balance (19/25): A bit too well-behaved perhaps, and I would have wanted a bit more complexity.
Image from Distillerie Meyer.
Sláinte! - Thomas