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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2 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for La Roche aux Fées 2016 LMDW

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.50 points

  1. elchingy scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Update 09/01/21,
    I rebuilt a dose after a long time.
    I liked it, but we have to admit that it has more of a brandy structure, despite its large proportion of barley. I therefore revise my initial rating downward. 81. (the machine translation into English is very bad ...)

    After three evenings spent tasting this whiskey, 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 is a very tasty whiskey (with a hint of cocoa as a bonus) and, thank God, it has been aged in (fresh) DRY white wine barrels. A licorious white would have done him a disservice. In addition, I expected something rustic in the mouth because of 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 produced 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'm afraid this official Roc'Elf bottling will be much less exciting due to the use of Coteaux du Layon barrels, an overly sweet white Loire.
    On the other hand, LMDW really shines the spotlight on the distillery here with this bottling.

  2. honerkamp scored this whisky 80 points Member 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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