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Brenne French Single Malt Whiskey

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  • Distiller:

    Brenne

  • Bottler:

    Brenne

  • ABV:

    40%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 100
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Overall this is a great sipping whisky that's sweet like dessert or a high end lollipop. It might have you dreaming of a French bakery shop or creme brulee.
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  • Raided Score: 70
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: It’s hard to get beyond that sickly sweet bubblegum meets fruit-punch kick and discover much else, but when you do they comes in as hints and whispers.
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  • Raided Score: 70
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: not a bad spirit at all, it's even rather likeable, and indeed it reminds me of some cured rums. Just don’t expect Ardbeg. Or Cognac XO. Or Glann ar Mor, for that matter…
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The spice factor is minimal and the finish is not as rich as you might imagine.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: Honey, apricot and crème brûlée kick into a spicy ginger and black pepper finish and a gentle puff of smoke.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Ultimately it ends up leaving you with a drying, herbal note, a stark contrast to that fruity/perfumy nose. It’s all very odd and yet strangely fun to drink, made easy by its relatively innocuous 80 proof.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Weird, wild, incredibly tropical and fruity. This isn't for me.
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  • Intro:

    This is a French single malt whiskey. I've had it in the past, but it's been a couple years and I never gave it a proper review. Let's see how it is.

  • Nose:

    Incredibly light and effervescent. Zebra stripes gum, watermelon, raspberry, berries, lime, lemon, vanilla, confectioners sugar. Pineapple. Wild - like Juicy Fruit in a lot of ways.

  • Taste:

    Thin - no heat. Not a ton of character. Light lime, lemon, bubble gum. Fresh baked bread, some pineapple.

  • Finish:

    Short, no heat. Sort of growing bitter. Tropically fruity before it departs, though. Pineapple, coconut, mango, papaya, vanilla.

  • Overall:

    Weird, wild, incredibly tropical and fruity. This isn't for me.

  • Score:

    4

  • By t8ke
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