Yes, believe it or not, the French are the largest consumers of Scotch Whisky in the world...by far. So, lets see what they are making in their own backyard....
Warenghem Armorik Whisky Breton 5yo 40% The nose has a hint of jasmine over lightly smoked malt revealing itself as a touch of horse sweat (Bowmore). This funky perfumed note is more evident once this dram is opened, along with lemon tart. The palate is all sweet cereal with a light dry lemony finish. Water makes this a thick and oily coating on the tongue with the sweet lemony cereal finishing with a touch of chilli. Gorgeous dram, despite its youth. 85
Wambrechies 8yo 40% Strong barley, ylangylang, fresias and salt. The palate has vanilla, barley and salty oak that lingers as saline cereal. Water still gives perfumed barley, the vanillas more prominent, the saltiness now tempered. A little thin but a lovely aperitif, the sea salt a surprise. 75