Armorik Whisky is made from 100% French malted barley from Champagne. The grains come from granitic soils located close to the sea, very iodized (the sea is less than 6 miles away) and the weather is as rainy and windy as the Scottish Highlands. Overall, the region is a bit warmer than the Scottsih Highlands but the humidity level is the same, both of which favor the aging of the whisky. The distillery sits on a water source by the name of Rest Avel (House of Wind), which gives a pure and crystal clear granitic water.
Created as a symbol of the distillery’s values, this Armorik Double Maturation enhances both the quality of its know-how and its commitment to the Breton “terroir.” Through a partnership with a local cooper, the distillery uses unique oak casks from the forests of Brittany. Armorik Double Maturation rests there for many years before being transferred into sherry casks for a second maturation. Reduced to 46% and non chillfiltered, Armorik impresses with its elegance and complexity.
Nose: Fruity and elegant, it has wonderful citrus and apple notes, accompanied overall by salted butter caramel.
Mouth: Fine woody notes rapidly move on to cereal ones, all with an unsuspected fullness.
Finish: Touches of heather honey perfume the finish in the mouth sustained by the cereals and pleasant marine notes
San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2014: "Best in Show, Double GOLD"
Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2013: 90 points. "Excellent, Highly Recommended"
World Whiskey Awards, Whiskey Magazine, 2013: "Best European Single Malt Whisky under 12 Years"
The Whisky Reviewer, May 2013: 94 points. "This is among the very best European whiskies tasted on Malt Mileage...this is a must buy European whisky and an elegant, creative whisky that showcases great distilling, rare sherry wood and very unique oak from the forests of Brittany."