Living in Europe means we have great access to an incredible range of European whiskies. Our latest venture was to France – with a duo from a small farm distillery in Lorraine – G Rozelieures.
After their rather delightful Subtil, we were curious what their peated expression would bring. And were not disappointed…
Rozelieures Tourbe 46%
- Colour – Still light, but deeper gold than Subtil
- Nose – Mmmm pine, sweet grass, caramelized smoked ham, getting smokier as it opened up, herbal, even fruity with a dash of cinamon
- Palate – Initially the peat was quite subtle, shifting into pine, some warming spices of cinnamon and star anise, elegant and sophisticated,
- Finish – Just carries through
Overall it was well balanced, with a nice continuity between what we enjoyed in the aromas, also in the palate and finish.
Happiness! We definitely will need to explore more from this distillery.
What do the folks at Rozelieures have to say?
This exceptional peated whisky is powerful and has a balanced structure. The Bourbon casks along with the French new oak casks from Lorraine bring fresh and delicate vegetal notes: a delightful taste.
- Nose : flowered malted, spicy
- Mouth : fruity, spicy, peated
- Finish : smoked, spicy, pear
What else did we try in our French focused evening?
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