Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
La Maison du Whisky (LMDW)
Bottling serie
Version Française
Dry White Wine Cask
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 sep 2020 4:20 pm by elchingy
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 51.00

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3 × member ratings

11 × in collection

Whisky reviews for La Roche aux Fées 2016 LMDW

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.00 points.

  1. boozegeeksouth scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose and palate both immediately remind me of my mother's chocolate chip cookies (Nestle's Toll House recipe, to be specific)! Otherwise, there are still some rough edges on the palate where the spirit seems a little unbalanced.

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  3. elchingy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Update of 05/04/22,
    Nice evolution in the bottle, it gains 3 pts and goes from 81 to 84. It has more roundness and exoticism and still this note of cocoa and milk chocolate. Oxidation did him good more than a year later!
    Update of 09/01/21,
    I drank a dose again after a long time.
    I liked it but we have to admit that it has more of an eau de vie structure, despite its large proportion of barley. I am therefore revising my initial rating downwards. 81. (the automatic translation into English is very bad...)

    After three evenings spent tasting this whisky, it's time to give it an objective rating. I must say that for the first time I totally agree with the tasting notes on the back label (see photo). Not much to add except that it's a very gourmet whiskey (with a hint of cocoa as a bonus) and, thank God, it was aged in (fresh) DRY white wine barrels. A licorice white wouldn't have done him any favors. In addition, I was expecting something rustic on the palate due to the very artisanal side of the distillation process (equipment used, homemade yeast strains...) and the composition of the mash (175kg of malted barley and 50kg of malted wheat). Well not at all. It's pretty clean and very tasty. Frankly a nice surprise coming from a product of 4 years maximum elaborated in a very confidential distillery. Indeed, I have never seen their whiskey (Roc'Elf) on sale in town when they are only 30km away. By the way, I fear that this official Roc'Elf bottling will be much less exciting due to the use of casks from Coteaux du Layon, an overly sweet Loire white.
    On the other hand, LMDW really highlights the distillery here with this bottling.


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