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Lascaw 12 Year Old Blended Malt


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

4th May 2019


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  • Brand: Lascaw
  • ABV: 40%

The Distillerie Du Périgord, somewhat halfway Limoges and Toulouse, was founded in 1860 and is mostly known for its fruit liqueurs, marmalades and the likes, but since two decades they have also been looking at spirits. There is the Braveheart Gin, Poet’s Absinthe, Armagnac and Cognac… and whisky. Their whisky is named Lascaw and exists as a 5, 12 and 15 years old. But make no mistake, they do not distill their whisky themselves. It is a blended malt composed from imported Scottish whisky. The unique trait is a note of truffles that is added to the whisky. I’m not sure how that works, but the producers (well…) claim it’s a Truffle Cask Finish. WTF is a truffle cask? It has piqued my interest.

The nose is a mix of cough syrup, honey, orange liqueur and does not make me think of whisky once. That’s a bit weird, no? After a few moments, it becomes very candy-like and reminds me of Haribo bears. Funny and sweet, but not whisky in my book.

The body is okay, not too light and not too syrupy. But honey-sweet and absolutely candy-like. Perfect continuation of the nose, but nothing else is going on here. It does have a bit of a strange edge that gives it some depth, but I cannot pinpoint it, even though it makes the whisky slightly better than expected. Could that be the truffle? I have no idea. Impossible to say. A pinch of pepper and some cardboard. Oh, well.

The finish is pretty short and offers nothing new. It remains very sweet until the death.

This is more of a local liquid candy than a whisky. A bottle will set you back some 40 EUR. If I were on holiday in the region, I’d probably get me one, but then it would end up in the back of the cabinet afterwards. Thanks, Marc!


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