Whisky by way of France! Alfred GIRAUD French Malt Whisky

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Alfred GIRAUD French Malt Whisky is made for those who challenge convention—explorers of taste who refuse to be bound by tradition, willing to take risks in the pursuit of perfection. With close to 100 years of experience crafting some of the world’s most coveted cognacs, the Giraud family draws on its mastery of blending to establish a new tradition of French malt whisky—bold yet remarkably refined, a balance of nature and creativity.

Breaking from tradition, Phillippe Giraud, created this French Malt Whisky by combining his family’s cognac expertise and personal passion for whisky after working for a renowned Scotch producer. Merging techniques honed by the Giraud family of celebrated cask makers and cognac cellar masters since 1873, their unique processes for milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation and blending result in an exceptionally powerful aromatic palette. From grain-to-glass, the Giraud family is meticulous in sourcing the finest French ingredients. From the locally-farmed barley used in their own malts to seeking out the finest French single malts and casks to create their notable blends, layering the flavors of multiple French malts is the backbone of the Alfred GIRAUD French MaltWhisky signature taste.

HERITAGE by Alfred GIRAUD French Malt Whisky

SRP: $155 for 750ml

An annual release of 23 Casks.

A generous, welcoming French malt whisky that is smooth and subtle.

HERITAGE is a blend of three non-peated French malt distillates matured in three types of casks: predominately those used to age extra-old cognacs, as well as new French Limousin and American oak casks. The blend is then matured exclusively in extra-old cognac casks until the flavor is perfectly balanced.

ABV: 45.9%

HARMONIE by Alfred GIRAUD French Malt Whisky

SRP: $190 for 750ml

An annual release of seven casks.

An intense and complex French malt whisky, elegant with subtle hints of peat.

HARMONIE is a blend of two non-peated French malt distillates matured in three types of casks: those used to age extra-old cognacs, as well as new French Limousin and American oak casks. The double malt is then matured exclusively in extra-old cognac casks. Next, it is blended with a lightly peated French malt distillate before being returned to the same extra-old cognac casks to mature until the flavor is perfectly balanced. 

ABV: 46.1%

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