French Whisky

In the land of Cognac and Champagne…Whisky? Oui! The French have been producing fine Spirits for centuries, and drinking them too…The French drink more Whisky on average, than any other place in the in the world. They love making it too. Their Whisky is just as French as their eaux-de-vie or Champagne.

And its good too, critically acclaimed, like the French Armorik Whiskey which won Best French Single Malt in 2016 at the World Whiskies Awards. French Whisky are characterized by notes of apricot, toffee orange marmalade…Thirsty for more? Discover French distilleries!

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Whisky has overtaken Wine and Cognac as the most popular drink in France. According to reports, the average person drinking an average of 2.15 liters a year - more than any other country. The report also found Uruguayans drink the second most Whisky, at 1.77 liters a year, while Americans drink up 1.4 liters each. 
 
The first French Whisky was produced at Warenghem distillery in 1987, who then introduced the first Single Malt French Whisky in 1998. Today there are over 40 Whisky distilleries currently operating or opening in France. 
 
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.