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Distillerie des Menhirs

The roots of French whisky

Graal (French for ‘the Holy Grail’)… the name immediately sets the tone for a legendary whisky born in the Glazik lands of the Finistère in Brittany, a hilly region known for menhir standing stones, manors and medieval castles. In these lands bordering the enchanted Brocéliande forest, the legend of King Arthur is never far away.

Opening this chapter dedicated to French spirits, Eddu 21 Year Old Graal is quite simply the oldest whisky ever bottled in France. Indeed, while it is true that the Menhirs distillery, founded in 1986 by the Le Lay family (distillers since 1921), was not the first to venture into whisky production, with the Warenghem distillery, also located in Brittany, launching WB (Whisky Breton) in 1987, it has managed to keep some of its early barrels from before it released its first whisky, Eddu Silver, in 2002.

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EDDU 21 YO Graal

France, Buckwheat Whisky – 43%, 70cl
Single Cask #35 – Cognac Cask
Limited edition of 42 bottles for LMDW

Distillerie des Menhirs

“Eddu 21 year old Graal is quite simply the oldest whiskey ever bottled in France”

Distillerie Warenghem

ARMORIK 4 YO 2018
Sherry Cask

France, Single Malt – 54.1%, 70cl
Single Cask #8287 – Sherry Hogshead
Limited edition of 380 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

ARMORIK 10 YO 2012
Bourbon Barrel

France, Single Malt – 60.3%, 70cl
Single Cask #5257 – First Fill Bourbon Barrel
Limited edition of 210 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

whisky x beer

The fourth and final chapter in this catalogue’s whisky x beer selection, this French trio crosses mainland France from west to east, pairing two single malts from the Warenghem distillery near Lannion with a Belgian Ale from the Sainte Cru brewery in Colmar. Named Barrique Mécanique in reference to Orange Mécanique (Clockwork Orange), the iconic blonde beer in Sainte Cru’s permanent range, it was aged for three months in sherry casks previously containing Armorik whisky.

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SAINTE CRU X ARMORIK
Barrique Mécanique

Belgian Honey Ale
Sherry Cask Barrel Aged France, Beer – 7%, 33cl
Limited edition of 108 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

Distillerie Warenghem

TOS Distillerie, La Piautre

ARTESIA
Fût Noir Char #3

France, Single Malt – 46%, 70cl
Small Batch Limited edition of 2,700 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

LA PIAUTRE 3 YO
Cognac Cask

France, Single Malt – 52.3%, 50cl
Single Cask #124 – Cognac Cask
Limited edition of 430 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

VILANOVA 2018
Pacherenc Cask

France, Single Malt – 59%, 70cl
Single Cask #197 – Pacherenc Wine Cask
Limited edition of 360

Distillerie Castan

Version Française

AIKAN 2017
Petit Lot

France, Single Malt – 46%, 70cl
Small Batch Limited edition of 1,386 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

UBERACH 2004
Fût de Banyuls

France, Single Malt – 46.5%, 70cl
Single Cask #105 Banyuls Cask, Virgin Oak Finish
Limited edition of 69 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

LA ROCHE AUX FÉES 2017
Orge Maltée Tourbée

France, Single Malt – 52%, 70cl
Single Cask #1-4/2017 – Sweet White Wine Cask, then Bourbon Barrel
Limited edition of 289 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

DOMAINE DES HAUTES GLACES
Single Rye 2016

France, Rye Whisky – 59%, 70cl
Single Cask #253 – Vin jaune Cask
Limited edition of 284 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

Version Française

Through the grapevine

Variations on the theme of Cognac

After two years of absence, La Maison du Whisky’s cognac range Through The Grapevine is back. Its new design returns its attention to grapes and guest producers. Launched in 2017, the range offers a showcase of the Cognac terroir through unique cuvées carefully selected from exceptional estates and bottled at cask strength. The reference to the soul anthem “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” is no happenstance. Indeed, in the same way this song, made famous by Marvin Gaye in 1968, has been covered by countless artists, from Creedence Clearwater Revival to Ella Fitzgerald, Through the Grapevine revisits the standards of cognac, creating deeply authentic variations. These rare and sometimes unusual bottlings are the result of many hours of patient research by the teams at La Maison du Whisky. For this new series, they tasted 112 samples from 25 producers and more than 50 vintages…

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Through the grapevine

Maison Ferrand

COGNAC FERRAND
1984 Grande Champagne France

Cognac Grande Champagne 44.8%, 70cl
Limited edition of  100 bouteilles
An LMDW exclusive

VALLEIN TERCINIER Rue 34
Grande Champagne

France, Cognac Grande Champagne 42%, 70cl
Single Cask #34 – Oak cask
Limited edition of 50 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

Vallein Tercinier

Version Française

DOMAINE D’ESPÉRANCE 17 YO
Petit Lot

France, Bas-Armagnac – 46%, 70cl
Small Batch of 3 casks
Limited edition of 1,714 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

FAMILLE FEZAS 1981

France, Armagnac Ténarèze – 42.1%, 70cl
Single Cask #P4
Limited edition of 450 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

CHÂTEAU DE GAUBE 1972

France, Bas-Armagnac – 43.4%, 70cl
Foudre #1972
Limited edition of 300 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

DOMAINE DE BIGOR 1963

France, Bas-Armagnac – 46%, 70cl
Single Cask #404
Limited edition of 301 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

Version Française

CHRISTIAN DROUIN

When tradition meets innovation

This year Maison Drouin brings us a contrasting duo of Calvados. The oldest, distilled in 1972, is 42 years older than the younger, produced in 2014. Selected from the Drouin family’s oldest vintages, the 1972 dates from a period when the distillery had not yet begun selling its cider brandies. These were only released on the market in 1979, once it was decided there was sufficient stock to enable their sale. While the very old Pays D’Auge reveals complex aromas of stewed apple that reflect its wonderful maturity, the younger bottling contrasts this with the freshness of stillcrisp fruit. The difference in age is further accentuated by the 8 year old’s original finish in casks from the Swedish Mackmyra distillery, following seven years of maturation in used barrels. This collaboration with the famous single malt produced just north of Stockholm follows the launch in 2020 of their Äppelblom whisky, which was matured in… Christian Drouin Calvados casks.

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CHRISTIAN DROUIN 9 YO
Fût de Mackmyra

France, Calvados Pays d’Auge – 51%, 70cl
Single Cask #F150B3 – Mackmyra Cask
Limited edition of 108 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

CHRISTIAN DROUIN 47 YO
1972

France, Calvados Pays d’Auge – 42.9%, 70cl
Single Cask #BI102 – Re-used Cask
Limited edition of 84 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

CHRISTIAN DROUIN

“In this dialogue between passionate producers, the Normandy house continues its experiments”

Distillerie NUSBAUMER

New Make, fruits and botanicals

Ever since it was first established in 1947, Nusbaumer has continued to produce spirits inspired by its terroir of the Villé Valley in Alsace’s Vosges mountains. Its brandies, crèmes and liqueurs express the colours and aromas of this low-mountain region where the distillation of berries, fruits, plants and botanicals is based on ancient expertise and knowledge. And yet, while staying true to the traditional, craft techniques for which it is famous, the distillery explores modern paths nonetheless.

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Distillerie NUSBAUMER

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