Whisky aged in Cognac casks, magnifique!
Brenne is a French distillery that was founded by Whisky enthusiast Allison Patel. Patel stumbled upon a Cognac distiller in France who had decided to turn his hand towards Whisky, and after trying his 4 Year Old expressions, she decided she needed to make this stuff known. The first Brenne product was officially launched in New York, in 2012. Since then it has been gathering more and more popularity. The unique thing about Brenne is the use of Cognac casks to mature some very fruity Whisky. The company prides itself on this fact and introduces its malts as “Whisky that reinvigorates the category”.
Brenne single malt is an incredibly fruity Whisky that is matured in Cognac casks in the heart of France. From ripe red apples, to dried raisins and bananas there is an irresistible fruity sweetness from nose to finish. This is complemented with subtle undertones of Cognac spices and dull vanilla. These flavours intertwine to make a really saccharine liquid, but not one that overwhelms the senses. There is a good kick of spice throughout that keeps the flavours dancing over the taste buds.