Bastille 1789 Hand-Crafted Whisky

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
French Limousin Casks Finish
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
BTL 10/14/15 10:01 LOT BA 012
Added on
06 Sep 2012 9:44 pm

Average value

€ 36.01

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20 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Bastille 1789 Hand-Crafted Whisky

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 67.12 points

  1. Vince scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    maybe not totally awful, but dubious indeed. wine finish?

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasted in the living room.
    Volume of moderate aromas, small fruity quite nice to the nose and mouth, reduction well managed. It's not very long but it's honest, me who was waiting for an infamous dung. Enthusiasm 3/5 Whiskey n ° 1455

  3. hfos scored this whisky 42 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      10 10
    • Taste
      40 40
    • Finish
      40 40

  4. xixit scored this whisky 10 points Expert Junior

    Well, it's interesting I'll grant it that. If you're looking for something acidic and sour, this is the one to go for. But there really isn't much complexity to it.
    • Nose
      Apple vinegar. And if you leave it alone for 15-20 minutes, a hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      More apple vinegar. Acidic. Sour apples. Has a slight burn to it, like it's quite young spirit. If left for 15-20 min, a subtle vanilla taste emerges, and some honey.
    • Finish
      Doesn't linger for long. Acidic aftertaste of bitter apples with a hint of honey/vanilla.

  5. Igor scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    It differs in style from the main types of world whiskies ever so remarkably. In essence, by that alone I would suggest to try it purely for educational reasons. This is nothing like Scotch, Irish, American or Japanese whisky experience. Okay, I admit perhaps this French blend is somewhat short of a natural component. There's a kind of artificiality peculiar to Bastille 1789, but also there are qualities I find amusing in some way as well.
    • Nose
      Plums (damson/greengage), sour, marinated apples, floral nectar, thistle, bee glue, medicinal herbs, and pear cider. Smells quite unusual that, yet interesting, entertaining even.
    • Taste
      Cough mixture, refreshing coolness of cough-lozenge, praline, toffee muffins, fudge, then bitter note of buckwheat honey, crisp browned toast, coconut, all sprinkled with cream soda lemonade.
    • Finish
      Not long enough, alas, wanes rapidly. Liquid caramel, Baikal soft drink, some sweet astringent tingle which reminds of cola, cashew nut, coniferous, mint, ginger ale and restrained nippy citrus.


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