Eddie’s Spirit Chronicles: Armorik Double Maturation Whisky

Eddie Pensier writes:

I tried this Breton whisky for patriotism’s sake this past Bastille Day.  Somewhat to my surprise, it was absolutely sensational.  Rich smoky-leathery nose caused raised eyebrows: this is no fleur délicat here.  The main palate note is an iodine-y marine flavor that’s not peaty per se, but would definitely appeal to fans of peaty whiskies like Lagavulin and Ardbeg. Peeking out from behind the boggy wateriness is a hint of raisins or dates, probably a result of the sherry-cask finishing. A salty, almost umami richness lingers on the tongue. Bien fait, Armorik.

I tasted my Armorik with a few drops of water: other drinkers may prefer it neat. My go-to speakeasy in Canberra, Molly, serves the entire Armorik range, and it’s also sold at Nick’s online bottle shop. US drinkers can try ordering from Binny’s.

About Eddie Pensier

Television junkie, opera buff, connoisseur of unhealthy foods, fashion watcher, art lover and admirer of beautiful people of all sexes.
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