In Brittany, cousin to Ireland and Scotland, where the Celtic soul continues to thrive, our whisky has found a coastal heathland environment perfect for ageing under the best possible conditions. The sea, wind and rain have forged its character that is second to none.
Two copper stills for a traditional double distillation, an ageing cellar enabling different types of casks to thoroughly mature the products and a cellar master passionate about obtaining the right aromatic balance are all elements that make our Armorik Whiskies great.
Aged in oak casks
Its Breton origins forged the character of Armorik, the first single malt Breton whisky. Produced by double distillation in traditional copper stills, it is then aged for many years in oak casks in our Breton cellars where the sea, wind and rain imbibe it with the subtle nuances of the Celtic soul.
Nose: Fine and elegant, with floral and fruity notes (apple, citrus)
Mouth: A full-bodied, fruity attack, lightly spiced, with an overall refinement of delightful woody notes. Fine marine and invigorating touches accentuate the palate.
Finish: light with smoky, cereal notes.
Located in Lannion, Brittany, the distillery Warenghem has been making high quality liqueurs and spirits for over 100 years. In 1900, Leon Warenghem created his first product, the Elixir d’Armorique, a distillate of 35 plants which won awards at international exhibitions in 1902. Since then, from one generation to the next one, the distillery has created a small range of unusual fruit and plant based liqueurs, honey liqueurs, apple brandy, beers, and whiskies.
30 years ago, Warenghem was the first and only distillery to ever produce double distilled whisky in France and today it remains the most renowned.
The making of Armorik:
The grain: 100% French malted barley
The environment: the soil is mostly granitic, the air is very iodized (the sea is less than 6 miles away) and the weather is as rainy and windy as in the Scottish Highlands, but overall warmer, which favors the aging of the whisky. The humidity level is the same as in the Highlands.
The water: the distillery sits on a water source by the name of Rest Avel (it means the house of wind) which gives a pure and crystal clear granitic water.
The distillation: double distillation in traditional copper stills.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://distillerie-warenghem.com/en/
*Info taken from website and data sheet