Le Pertuis Pure Malt Whisky

Le Pertuis Pure Malt Whisky

(0.75l, 42.6%)


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A “pure malt” Whisky from northwestern France that’s worth a dram.

Île de Ré is a a 90 square-mile barrier island just off the coast of northwestern France. Saint-Martin-de-Ré is a small commune — one of ten on the island — that fronts the Pertuis Strait. In short… this might be the last place you would expect to find a Whisky maker. But sure enough, this small, idyllic, French hamlet is where they make small batches of Le Pertuis Whisky using locally-grown grains and old-world craftsmanship.

Technically, Le Pertuis Whisky is a Pure Malt. This means that their base spirits is 100% malted barley, but it might be distilled in more than one location. Seems that demand for their signature spirit outstrips the capacity of the stills on site, so a bit is farmed out to other houses to keep up the supply. They age their spirit for five years in new oak before finishing it in three different seasoned barrels — ex-Bourbon, Cognac, and Pineau des Charentes casks. The results of each are blended to taste. And it's darn tasty too. 

Smartass corner:
With it’s strategic location, Saint-Martin-de-Ré has been a heavily-fortified military outpost since the time of the last Crusades. The ruins of the ancient forts are everywhere. Personally, we think that Whisky production is a much better usage for the site.
  • Category
  • Style
    Pure Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Rè Island
  • Country
    France
  • Alcohol
    42.6%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    5 Year Old
  • Maturation
    New oak barrels + Bourbon, Cognac & Pineau des Charentes barrel finish

Flavour Spiral™

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chocolate
oak
apple
apricot
caramel
cocoa
cinnamon
smoky
figs
What does Le Pertuis Pure Malt Whisky taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Mahogany. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
A cornucopia of fruit — tangy grapefruit, baked apples, and cocoa. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Complex with fruitcake, figs, cinnamon, chocolate, and dried apricot. 

Finish
Medium length and warm with sea-salt toffee.

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Ratings & Reviews
Joshua
Joshua,
This was middle of the road for me, neither good nor bad. Noticed some hints of oak and apricot but that was about it.
 
Deja
Deja,
Very interesting and unique tasting.
 
VINCENT
VINCENT,
Very pleasant whisky with a lovely woodiness that enhances the ripe fruits. Very good taste...
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Good, but lacks distinction.
 
Maggie
Maggie,
So smooth. Was so surprised by this one
 
Craig
Craig,
I was pleasantly surprised by this "pure malt" whisky I've never heard of before. Maybe I should try more pure malt?
 
Matt
Matt,
The flavor spiral is definitely accurate on this one. A lot of chocolate flavor up front and in the after taste. It’s a unique flavor, but not something I’d want all the time.
 
Toby
Toby,
Smell is sublime... taste is not bad but not amazing either.
 
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