BRENNE French Single Malt Whisky - Estate Cask

Brenne BRENNE French Single Malt Whisky - Estate Cask

(0.75l, 40%)


7.2/10
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$59.99
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Elegance defined. 

Allison Patel is a Whisky princess if there ever was one — a beautiful ex-ballerina that grew up to be an esteemed Whisky contributor. We suggest you visit her blog "The Whisky Woman’s Blog" and, if you tweet, @whiskygirls Twitter feed. We’re excited to see her launch her very own brand of Single Malt Whisky — Brenne.  

The distillery is located in Cognac, France. It makes sense, really. It's where all the wonderful French oak barrels are made, there’s plenty of distilling capacity, and the people there have been maturing fine Spirits since... well, forever. There are only a few varieties of Brenne Whisky available so far, including their first age statementa 10-year-old, and their special award-winning Estate Casks.  

Brenne Estate Cask was the first official release from Brenne Whisky. A NAS expression, each batch is bottled individually by the barrel, each cask varies depending on how long the Cognac has been in the barrel. Produced in small batches, Brenne Whisky ages an average of 7 years, before being bottled at 80 proof.  

The word "terroir" means "of the land," and it is used to talk about how individual locations influence the taste of fine Wines. People don’t use that word very often when talking about distilled Spirits. But it applies in this case. This is where it all began, with a beautiful flagship Whisky lets you taste a bit of France with every sip. Flaviar approved. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt French Whisky
  • Region
    Cognac
  • Country
    France
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS

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orange
almonds
blueberry
hibiscus
oak
anise
chocolate
floral
honey
What does BRENNE French Single Malt Whisky - Estate Cask taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color 
Bright gold

Smell / Nose / Aroma 
Fruit, violet, lilac, clove, vanilla, apples.

Taste / Flavor / Palate 
Medium-body, silky, crisp, smooth, complex, Orange blossom, almonds, blueberry, hibiscus, spice, oak, anise, and chocolate.

Finish 
Medium-long, floral notes, honey.
Ratings & Reviews
Roy
Roy,
Bananas?! What the..Wasn't sure if this was working as a whisky. When I pretended it was brandy, everything was a lot easier! Enjoyed the change and shake-up.
 
Mohit
Mohit,
Was expecting alot more after reading reviews. Smell of the whisky is great but the taste is not to my liking. Found it little too harsh on the pallet
 
Sean
Sean,
Certainly not what I expected...extremely smooth, no harshness at all... Do have to add though... i could both smell and taste banana...Certainly didn't harm the flavour though...would make a good after dinner tipple
 
FAO
FAO,
In terms of taste, its actually quite pleasant. Vanilla and blueberry muffin flavours really come to the fore ... not a flavour i'd ever expect from a whiskey! I'ts a nice dram, it lacks the 'burn' you get from other whiskies as it glides down the gullet, but a good one to have if your'e just starting out on a whisky journey or your'e looking to convert a friend. I was a bit let down by the mouth feel, to me it felt quite thin compared to others, but a solid 7 overall and one i'm glad to have in my cupboard.
 
Luke
Luke,
The picture of this bottle is nothing like the one I received, very light whisky with no body. It's easy to drink but has no substance, very thin and no finish. But disappointed.
 
Gabriele
Gabriele,
If you like a non smoky Whisky, a little bit sweet , than it is the best Whisky for you.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Who knew the french could rock such a tasty whisky? Love it.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Easy to drink, even non whiskey lovers will like it
 
PJ
PJ,
As a Francofile and whiskey drinker, I had to try it. Unfortunately for me, it had a strong anise finish. Texture, depth and finish were good, if a flavor I don’t care for.
 
Bret
Bret,
Who knew, democracy, existentialism, the 69 and whiskey... well they didn’t invent it like the others but they hold their own with this well balanced offering. I take it back my French bothers and sisters, I thought I may have to fart in your general direction but I’m sold on French single malt in the collection!
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Very smooth and easy drinking. Sweeter than typical Whiskey's due to it being finished in cognac barrels.
 
Rina
Rina,
I'm now a regular fan. I never thought I'd like a sweet, floral whiskey, but this is superb. Either by itself, on the rocks, or a spoonful in my tea at night, it's a favourite
 
Marissa
Marissa,
Tastes like banana bread - not wonderful for a scotch
 
Terri
Terri,
Nice for sipping. Hint of cognac!
 
Adam
Adam,
Very different, finishes like bubble gum.
 
Bob
Bob,
Very different. As advertised it has a lighter and sweeter taste than your average whisky. Nice add to the bar to mix things up.
 
Rina
Rina,
Loved this. Smooth vanilla and floral notes make it a lovely sipping drink.
 
Tom
Tom,
I love the smoothness of the Brenne and the slight vanilla finish. This is now my "go to" Whiskey for those nights that I need to treat myself well.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
If you are rigid in your thinking / drinking then this is probably not the whiskey for you. However, if you are willing to try a whiskey unlike any you have tried before then this is well worth the money. It is definitely on the sweet side, but that is really just the cognac shining through... Strangely it reminds me of caramel apple pops (the candy), but in a very good way.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Great taste, really get the cognac but not overpowering. Completely different taste to a whiskey but a good different.
 
Tommy
Tommy,
This is a very interesting whiskey. Unique is the best way to describe it. The flavors are lot more in the fruit category than many of other whiskey's I have tried. I do not think it is something I would want to drink all the time, but its definitely good for a change of pace. Also, this is the only whiskey I have found so far that my wife will even entertain drinking.
 
Veeral
Veeral,
Sweeter taste.
 
Erick
Erick,
If you are an experienced drinker and are concerned about this being too sweet, stay away. This is simple not a good value as a scotch since you can get a similar flavor profile at lower price points from other types of liquors, cognac and run spring to mind. That being said, it is a fascinating study in what flavors can be achieved as this tastes like no other single malt out there. I enjoyed the experiment and supporting a unique project, but it does not stand out quality-wise as single malt in this price range.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Very banana-y. Quite exquisite
 
Frank
Frank,
Excellent alternative to a good rye or bourbon
 
Janis
Janis,
This was very different yet delicious. More of an after dinner liquor than a whiskey. Tasted like amaretto, but not as sweet. I enjoyed this one very much.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Different and gentle. You might ask, is this scotch? It's worth having in your cupboard, just because it's not like anything else in there.
 
Andre
Andre,
It's a strange little drink. Must be had with an extremely open mind to be enjoyed, as it's not very similar to scotch at all. Has a bit of a medicine taste.
 
Gary
Gary,
Different flavor. Very fruity
 
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