- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 04 years old
- Chêne de Bretagne / Bourbon Casks
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L 105.16 3 15:38
- Added on
- 26 Apr 2016 8:29 am by Hop Sing
2 × in wishlist
28 × member ratings
47 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Armorik 2012
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.27 points
- Very generous and fragrant, on apples, it is also very sweet on the nose. In the mouth, it is very flexible. I would have thought it was bottled at less than 46%. Very accessible but also very expansive on spices, from the two years spent in new Breton oak barrels. The other two years in bourbon casks rounded the corners. Young, but very well done, so. Enthusiasm 3/5
- typical French whisky, with youth, wood and very discreet flavors!
Almond, especially its core, yellow fruits, vanilla, and a little spice, then orange scent! It's sweet, a little malty and a return of white fruits.
malt, spices, glue, it stings, it's young, a little exotic fruit (passion), a woody side spring!
the wood comes out at this time, dry, rough, accompanied by vanilla and marzipan.Final rather short!
- N: Smell that distillate and those fruity easters alongside notes of copper and milk.
T: Fruits first then lots of copper. Any wood?
F: More on fruits<copper spirit.
C: It tastes more like well tempered spirit than whisky. Very good result however for a 4yo, though Kavalan are the masters at producing stella 4yo’s. Blog
Scores a C[+]
- Brittany Oak
It’s not a secret that I have a soft spot for Armorik. It was with good reason that my buddy Imanuel and I bottled a single cask in MMM’s Animal Series. But that was a port cask. This is something completely different. It is a 4 year old that matured on a mix of boubon cask and cask made of the local oak: Brittany oak. Dervenn, by the way, it the Britton word for oak – just so you know.
The nose is sweet and sour on gooseberries, mirabelles and a hint of pineapple, but also quite a bit of wood. That is undoubtedly the Brittany oak. It gives off a vegetal bitterness that I am quite fond of. Then some roots and vanilla. It smells young with loads of sweet malt, but unfortunately turns somewhat sour rather quickly.
The mouth feel is more than okay and there is no sourness on the palate. Sweet and sour like agrums, sure. Loads of oaky spices. Yes, the spiciness becomes quite grand: pepper, ginger, salted liquorice and oak. Midpalate it settles down and becomes sweeter again on vanilla with a hint of café frappe.
The finish is surprisingly long with a warm spiciness.
On the palate and certainly in the finish, this is a powerful malt, but the nose was a tad to sour tob e fulfilling. Around 55 EUR.
- Still not convinced by this distillery ...
Nose enough "spirit", it must not be very old all that! Not much to put in the tooth (or under the nostril) if it is good big oak very crushing and a fine vegan dryness. Not top personally.
Light despite the 46%, but unfortunately still too alcoholic and oaky. Sweeter than the nose, with a distant vanilla.
Medium and a little astringent.
- Nose: very fruity (pear and mirabelle), vanilla, malted coffee, in spite of only 46% a light alcohol with fruit-ester (raspberry), a small bite of bitter oak is already recognizable.
Taste: starts harsh and sparkling, the malty aroma dominates first and the fruit stands out only slightly. In the finish, this whisky is then very intense with coffee (including a lot of milk), creme brulee and a lot of oak. Very violent but with little impression (ie rather short-medium-length finish)
Beautiful malt with a lot of power and aroma but little depth. Shows what a young malt can do but what he can never achieve compared to a long-matured malt. I find it a bit too expensive but certainly worth buying for an Armorik fan.