French Brandy 32 Year Old, Sherry Finish$195.00
These two casks of French brandy were both distilled in the Cognac region of France on December 31, 1989. They spent thirty one and a half years maturing in ex-malt whisky casks before being married together and finished for nine months in a single (and very active!) ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry cask. This married single cask was bottled October of 2022 and yielded 282 bottles at a **cask strength** of 44.1% ABV.
Our tasting notes are as follows:
Color: Darkest walnut
Nose: Delicate apple, toasted walnuts, chicory, black grapes, warm library (books and soft furnishings sitting in direct sunlight), carpenter’s floor sweepings, and hints of marzipan
Palate: Sour cherries, tiramisu (coffee, vanilla cream, powdered chocolate notes), baked apples, pleasant oak that starts building around mid palate, and then salted prunes and cigar wrappers as it transitions towards the finish
Finish: Moderate to long with dried cherries, dark chocolate, cracked pepper, and old church pews
On the label: Exactly what we want from older French brandy: delicate apple, sour cherries, and dark chocolate with pleasing oak. It’s an after dinner essential for sitting around a Fall fire with treasured friends and maybe even a cigar.
Joshua and Jason discuss this release and the 14 year old North British HERE.