After negotiating a partnership with the Warenghem distillery for the purchase of tens of liters of whiskeys intended to be aged in small cider barrels, Naguelann was created in 2014.
Faced with the success of the first Grand'Pa and Ed Unan vintages, Lénaïck acquired a Spirit Still in 2016, and a Wash Still in 2017, in order to achieve more unique blends. This will allow the coming into the world of the expression Mesk (mixture in Breton), a blend of malt and buckwheat whiskeys.
But the whiskey photographed is a Mesk Tantad. Tantad evokes the stills over an open flame of the distillery, and the proportion of peated barley in the blend of this Naguelann. We are therefore dealing with a very atypical profile.
Already by its color. It has an elegant beige color, cloudy, with peach reflections. It exudes an alcohol odor reminiscent of Breton eaux-de-vie without being aggressive. The nose is framed by wood, with fruity (pear, banana), iodine, floral and peanut butter notes.
Powerful on the nose, it is also on the palate. This time, the attack evokes schnapps. The palate is spicy, I find the peat in a smoky aspect, and then fruity notes (orange, apple, pear). Before swallowing it completely, I feel a touch of earth.
The finish is warm, we still find the fruit (pear, plum, melon), with a peaty and cereal hint.
This Naguelann Mesk Tantad is halfway between brandy and whiskey. A true UFO, it has a solid identity which is its charm. It's not a scotch, and that's fine. ????
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