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Armorik Classic

Overall rating
77.60/100
votes
138
Whiskybase ID
WB24806
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Whisky Breton
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Cask
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
3233990002328
Added on
11 Aug 2011 4:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 40.93

7 × in wishlist

138 × member ratings

264 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Armorik Classic

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.60 points

  1. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A pleasant malt whisky that could have come from Scotland – no doubt! This is an unmistakably ex-Bourbon matured whisky, without any bells and whistles. I cannot detect overt youthfulness either, so I’m not sure why they have not just put the actual age on it. For less than 30€, nobody would blink if they saw an 8 or 6 on the label IMHO.
    • Nose
      Fresh and fragrant apples – granny smith presumably. Cereal, biscuit cake, and even a faint cumin note.
    • Taste
      Malty and sweet! Caramel and pear compote, apple pie and toffee, perhaps even honey. Typically ex-Bourbon!
    • Finish
      Medium-short. No bitterness, but a fading sweetness of herbal tea and toffee.

  2. mmaclean scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Armorik is made by Distilleries Warenghem in the Brittany region of

    Northern France and you expect something gutsy and rugged. This is

    nothing of the sort, though the relatively high strength and the fact

    that it`s non-chill filtered ensure plenty of taste, including a

    scattering of spices that tickle and tingle the palate at the finish.

    Before then, though, the key flavors are vanilla, honeyed cereal,

    overripe melon, and banana.

  3. marmeladow scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Present quickly, initially tolerated a few drops of water. Later also neat to enjoy. Perfect price-performance ratio.
    Very nice and pronounced fruitiness with honey sweetness and vanilla. Simply delicious, elegant and uncomplicated enjoyment. A pleasant surprise from Brittany.
    For me, ex-bourbon barrels, which should probably be first refill.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Lots of fruit with ripe apples and vanilla-honey sweetness, some citrus and hay.
    • Taste
      87 87
      creamy-sweet and very fruity, with pleasant spice, vanilla, honey and a little chocolate nuts. Mouthwash, good as an aperitif.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Weaker: Short to almost medium-long finish, warming, becoming a little bitter. No smoky notes, oak noticeable, but restrained. Becomes drier and spicier

  4. yfalkov scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Worth trying once for the curiosity of what French whisky is. A bit stingy but quite pleasant on the nose
    • Nose
      Floral, sour, green apple
    • Taste
      Creamy, oak, pepper, spices
    • Finish
      Medium, woody, bitter

  5. Ivynor scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Fairly expressive nose, lots of vanilla from the barrel, a touch of bourbon (fairly new barrel?) But not too varnished. Spices (cinnamon, pepper), a little pear, malted cereals.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Rough and astringent palate. The whisky is too young and too marked by the barrel. A little too much board and cereal. Traces of spices, green apple. Moderately integrated alcohol. Quite dry.
    • Finish
      80 80
      More balanced, more peppery finish, bitter cocoa. More interesting.

  6. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting:
    Nose: freshly filled, light and fresh, citrus fruits, alcohol clearly noticeable, later spicy grain note, cereals,
    Taste: sweet on the tongue at first, peppery start, spicy, sweetness / dryness,
    Finish: bittersweet, light, some citrus, quite short
    Conclusion: unbalanced alcohol not well integrated, I suspect a non-Scottish bottling> 46%, nothing for my palate 66/100

  7. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: There are better things from this distillery!
    • Nose
      75 75
      Floral and an adhesive note
    • Taste
      68 68
      First nutty, then flips to a burning sharpness.
    • Finish
      68 68
      The sharpness goes and a furry feeling remains.

  8. rolabob scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  9. JNuyts scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      71 71

  10. whiskyd scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      65 65

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