Added on Friday, Apr 25, 2014 at 04:34 AM
  Age: N/A Type: European
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Other
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: France
  Price: $60 Availability: Specialty Stores

Starts as single malt, with barley harvested on the distillery’s own farm in the Cognac region of France. It is double distilled in alembic stills, then aged first in new French limousin oak, before being finished in ex-Cognac barrels. No age statement, but the company says the typical bottle is 7 years old — 5 years in new oak, 2 in the Cognac barrels.


Brenne’s releases are all single-barrel releases and are said to vary widely from one barrel to the next.

Member Ratings and Notes
n: vanilla Coke slurpee, cinnamon gum, red vines liquorice, and toffee popcorn ball.
t: very sweet and creamy, follow the nose - full of Coke syrup, root beer hard candy, and Bit-O-Honey sweetness. Unique and very different profile.
Interesting French whiskey. I can see someone with a penchant for root beer and a whsikey sweet tooth loving this one.
This is a odd one but interesting to drink, wish the ABV was higher. [barrel 265, bonus point for uniqueness B-/B]

Artificial sweetness. Donut glaze/ frosting, confectioner sugar, white peach flavored carbonated water, white pepper, clove, mint and coconut oil.

Entirely different palate. Herbaceous and earthy. Dehydrated red plum and with Chinese herbal medicine.

Bitter dark licorice medium finish.

Barrel 283.  B/B-

The nose has massive fruit candy notes, like a Jolly Rancher. The palate is a weird fusion of Cognac and malt. It starts with strong fruit notes, almost like a Calvados, then transitions to dry notes with a touch of malt. The finish is lightly malty and, later on, a bit soapy. This is very unique stuff, unlike any single malt I've had before, but it doesn't work that well. The nose and early palate are aggressively fruity, but in a sort of artificial fruit flavor sort of way. The late palate and finish are dry but without much character.
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