Bastille 1789 Hand-Crafted Blended French Whisky
  • Category World Whisk(e)y
  • Country France
  • Region Cognac
  • Distillery Bastille 1789
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Style Blended Whisky
  • Maturation French Limousin oak, cherry wood and acacia casks
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • orange zest
  • spicy
  • malted barley
  • apricot
  • cherry
  • acacia
  • christmas cake
  • marmelade
  • peaty

Bastille 1789

Hand-Crafted Blended French Whisky (0.75l, 40%)
Price $49.99

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Character Goatson
Sacre’ Bleu! A Whisky from France? Yep… and it is a mighty fine drinker to boot. C’est la Vie!
 
Jean-Marc Daucourt was born in northern France. His father’s family had been in the distilling business there for years, but Jean-Marc wanted a more diverse education on the subject, so when he came of age, he went to Scotland and Germany to work his apprenticeship in Europe’s finest distilleries. Returning to France, now a master distiller, he acquired and old distilling house near the Cognac appellation and set himself to work. 
 
Like any craft, focus is key, and so far Jean-Marc has focused on making one product, and making is very, very well.
 
Bastille 1789 Handcrafted French Whisky is all about making a great Spirit. They start with a combination of malted barley and wheat for the mash. It is distilled in classic, old-world, copper alembic stills — the same kind traditionally used for cognac and that look like they were plucked out of a medieval alchemist’s workshop. Aging takes between five and seven years in three kinds of casks: French Limousin oak, cherry wood, and acacia. This is a very unique combo for a Whisky of any stripe.
 
All of that hard work yields up a very complex, yet harmonious Whisky that is is just c’est magnifique! It is lush with a chewy/honey/toffee and spice flavor that will rock your next Manhattan cocktail. But do yourself a favor and try it neat, in a snifter.

 
Smartass Corner:
1789 was the year of the French Revolution, and The Bastille was an infamous prison where, in addition to actual criminals, the corrupt and indulgent French monarchy had imprisoned its political enemies. The French Revolution began with the "storming of The Bastille" as protesters threw open the gates of the prison to release the captives held there. So, the name "Bastille 1789 Whisky" is a statement of rebellion and national pride at the same time. 
  • Category World Whisk(e)y
  • Country France
  • Region Cognac
  • Distillery Bastille 1789
  • Age 5 Year Old
  • Style Blended Whisky
  • Maturation French Limousin oak, cherry wood and acacia casks
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Bright, reddish copper
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Christmas cake, orange marmalade, apricot, and leather… very complex. 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Medium bodied with flavors of orange zest, and baked dessert breads. 
 
Finish 
Sweet, orange spice
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  • orange zest
  • spicy
  • malted barley
  • apricot
  • cherry
  • acacia
  • christmas cake
  • marmelade
  • peaty
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bastille’s barrel aging program matures the Whiskies in New Limousin Oak, one of the most expensive and highest quality woods in the world.
Is it spelled Whisky or Whiskey? Maybe you've noticed it before, but let’s just take a wee moment to help you keep your Es in order with this simple rule: There is an E in the word Ireland, so there is also an E in their Whiskey. The rule also holds true for United States, so while there is no E in Scotland, Japan and Canada the same goes for their Whisky. All clear? Good.
In the U.S., Irish Whiskey sales have jumped by over 500% since 2002. It’s the fastest growing category in the Spirits industry. There’s some news to raise your glass to.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.  
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bastille’s barrel aging program matures the Whiskies in New Limousin Oak, one of the most expensive and highest quality woods in the world.
Is it spelled Whisky or Whiskey? Maybe you've noticed it before, but let’s just take a wee moment to help you keep your Es in order with this simple rule: There is an E in the word Ireland, so there is also an E in their Whiskey. The rule also holds true for United States, so while there is no E in Scotland, Japan and Canada the same goes for their Whisky. All clear? Good.
In the U.S., Irish Whiskey sales have jumped by over 500% since 2002. It’s the fastest growing category in the Spirits industry. There’s some news to raise your glass to.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.  
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