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- Brand: Michel Couvreur
- ABV: 43%
- Batch: 630
I had this today with my uncle at a very nice hotel in Madrid called Hospes Puerta de Alcalá. Never been there before, nice selection of whisky.
It seems the bottle comes from the 90s, as I can ascertain from my online research. It looks as though it's been discontinued, and no one has reviewed it so far: so a first time here.
The label reads "Michel Couvrier", that old pal from Belgium ageing scotch in Burgundy since 1978. Then it says "Malt Scotch Whisky" in big typeface and also "exclusively from peated germinated barley". More info on the label: "Meldrum House - Old Meldrum _ Aberdeenshire - Scotland".
Want more? Bring it on: "exclusively pot still distillation" and "12 years ageing in oak casks". And then the bottle number (630) and a big stamp reading "UNFILTERED".
As for the review: a bright golden oily, yet cloudy, pour yielding aromas of peat, smoke, umeboshi, leather, dry lemon and sizzling cinnamon. Mouthfeel is dry, pungent, and powerful. Midpalate it turns umami, warm, boozy and drier. Very smoky finish, warming, long-lingering. Nice.