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Armory Maître de Chai is a Breton whisky from the Warengheim distillery. The word Chai is the French word for a wine or a spirit warehouse. A Maître de Chai can be translated in Master blender since he is responsible for managing the warehouse including the management of the casks which includes the blending. Now what does Master Edition means is another question since he is responsible for all the blending that occurs in the warehouse. Anyway, lets go with the review. This is the first dram fom the bottle.
Nose: Strawberry, blueberry, thrush, straw, ginger, varnish, wood spices, mint and parsley.
Palate: dried peach, straw, varnish, moka, anis, small new leather flavors and a smoky malt like Westland with some milk chocolate.
Finish: first the leather and the varnishh and then, surprisingly, the come back of the dried peach and the straw. Finally a whiff of the smokey malt like in Westland.
The varnish may be to present in this one, in all phase of it. The smokey malt is not typical of French whisky but very welcome. I had a double maturation from this distillery that was better, but this one is way better than the Breizh version. Depending on how iit will evolve, this whisky could evolve from 85 and go up to close to 90 or go down to 82.