This Michel Couvreur whisky is a blend of whiskies between 12 and 20 years old. Distilled in Scotland, they are then aged in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.
The Overaged Malt Whisky is a must from Michel Couvreur. On the nose, notes of dried flowers, tobacco and almonds. The fat and peaty mouth reveals dried fruit aromas. The finish is persistent with a smoky taste.
Michel Couvreur is an independent bottler based in Burgundy, in Bouze-lès-Beaune. After a period in Scotland to learn the whisky making process, he returned to France and specialized in aging in sherry and port casks.
He passed away un 2013. His daughter and her husband, now run the company with the help of Jean Arnaud, cellar master, with great enthusiasm. The particularity: the distilleries are not mentioned on the bottles. Michel Couvreur estimated that "90% of the quality of a whisky comes from the barrel and only 10% from the distillation process".
Michel Couvreur whiskies are of a very high quality with a lot of roundness and balance.