Full Review

Kornog

Kornog
Single Malt French Whisky

Category: French Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 46%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$150

Kornog
Single Malt French Whisky

Category: French Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 46%
Clear straw color. Smoky, green, sweet aromas and flavors of mesquite smoked bacon, honeycrisp apple, strawberry shortcake, and circus peanuts with a silky, flat, dryish light body and a warming, interesting, easy finish with notes of olive brine, smoked cheese, wet hay, and banana. A lovely French Whisky with a nice balance of smoke, sweetness and grain.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Mild
Aroma Aroma: mesquite smoked bacon, honeycrisp apple, strawberry shortcake, and circus peanuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of olive brine, smoked cheese, wet hay, and banana
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely French Whisky with a nice balance of smoke, sweetness and grain.

The Producer

Maison Villevert

The Producer
Villevert
16100 Merpins
+33 -5 45 35 32 00

Their Portfolio

92 G’Vine Floraison Gin 40% (France) $44.00.
93 G’Vine Nouaison Gin 45% (France) $48.00.
87 Gwalarn Celtic Whisky Blend 40% (France) $34.00.
BR June by G’Vine Royal Pear & Cardamom Flavored Gin 37.5% (France) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
BR June by G’Vine Wild Peach & Summer Fruits Flavored Gin 37.5% (France) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Kornog Single Malt French Whisky 46% (France) $150.00.
93 Nouaison Cognac Cask Aged Reserve Gin Batch LP-A20103 42% (France) $48.00.

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.