Michel Couvreur / Overaged Malt Whiskey / 750mL
Michel Couvreur is an independent bottler who purchases single malt whiskies from Scotland and then ages them in Burgundy, France in the Bouze-lès-Beaune; a region certainly known more for fine wine than fine whisky. This is a blend of up to 50 different single malts ranging in age from 12-27 years. This vatting ages in ex-sherry casks and is bottled at 86 proof.
On the palate it is initially light, with features emerging slowly: almond-peat, cashew, golden brown sugar, wheat. The finish is whisper-quiet, loaded with vanilla and toasted almond.