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.