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I have to admit that I am not very fond of whisky’s with a name that cannot be pronounced properly without looking like a complete idiot. It makes for difficult conversation. This Breton whisky matured on Sauternes casks, the sweet wine. Kornog is the peated version of Glann Ar Morr. Did you know that the man behind this distillery is currently hard at work at getting the new Gartbreck Distillery started on Islay, just south west of Bowmore?
Fruity nose on pineapple, apricots and gooseberry, wrapped in a blanked of light peat. The smokiness is anything but dominant and gives the fruit more than enough space to develop. A soft silt edge turns this into a very enticing nose. Good start!
On the palate, it is the other way around. The primary notes are earthy, while the fruit plays second fiddle. Seaweeds, cod oil, oystersap go head-to-head with the sweet fruit, that does not back down. Mildly spicy. The wine did its job, without making it obvious. Subtle.
Long and spicy finish that leaves the throat warm.
Lovely whisky that can easily hold its own against the fellas from Islay. Thanks, Michiel!