Whisky is an alcoholic beverage that is obtained from the distillation of fermented malt and cereals such as barley, wheat, rye or corn. It ages in barrels of white oak wood. Its alcohol content is between 40 and 62% ABV. Literally, the term whisky means “water of life” in Gaelic. The earliest writings on whisky date from the year 1405 in Ireland.
Perhaps the whiskies from France are not the most popular in the world, but some of them are very special. It should be noted that France is a country with a great tradition in the manufacture of spirits such as cognac. Many French whisky distilleries have some of the most sought after barrels in the world; Sometimes they use Holstein stills, famous for their use in the production of “Eaux-de-vie”, which give French whisky a fruity aroma and taste that make it different and very special.
Popular whiskies from France
Distillerie Glann Ar Mor, Taol Esa
A whisky made on the north coast of Brittany, being one of the oldest in France. It has a very fresh, slightly fruity aroma. On the palate, it has a slight saline touch.
Eddu Gold Whisky
Eddu Gold is a whisky made at the Distillerie des Menhirs, which is located in the north-western area of France. Eddu Gold whisky has a very special aroma with a slightly fruity flavour of apples and leather. On the palate is a very smooth drink. It has an alcoholic strength of 43% ABV.
Distillerie Glann Ar Mor, Kornog Tourbé
This is one of the most special French whiskies in the country. It is made in a distillery located on the coast of the French Brittany, since 2005. A cask strength that is aged in American oak barrels for three years; In addition, the bottling is performed without the addition of a single drop of water. It has a deep, smoked aftertaste, with light nuances of citrus and fruit. A very powerful whisky.