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Bellevoye

Bellevoye
French Whisky

Category: French Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$34.99

Bellevoye
French Whisky

Category: French Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Bright gold color. Interesting aromas of grilled peach and beeswax, lavender and cantaloupe, Turkish delight, and honey drizzled graham cracker with a round, crisp, dry medium body and a warming, intriguing, long green malt, praline, dried tarragon, oregano, and bay leaf, and leather and bison grass finish. An pervasive herbal dram for those that like their whiskey on the younger side.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: grilled peach and beeswax, lavender and cantaloupe, Turkish delight, and honey drizzled graham cracker
Taste Flavor: green malt, praline, dried tarragon, oregano, and bay leaf, and leather and bison grass
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Rob Roy, Whiskey Smash
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An pervasive herbal dram for those that like their whiskey on the younger side.

The Producer

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The Producer
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Stamford, CT 06901
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Their Portfolio

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French Whisky

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
The French drink more Scotch whisky than anyone else and today, there are a few distilleries, primarily in Brittany, that craft a different style of whiskey. These are not peaty examples with notes of iodine as in Scotland, but rather elegant styles with notes of apricot, toffee and orange marmalade with a gentle spicy finish. The best are quite elegant and stylish and would be fine sipped in a small snifter or mixed in refined cocktails.