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Michel Couvreur Grand Frere 13-Year-Old

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Description

A unique and exceptional peated single cask whisky from France’s Michel Couvreur bottled by our friends at Barrel & Batch.

Michel Couvreur source whisky from undisclosed Scottish distilleries and mature them in their Burgundian caves, often in sherry casks.

This whisky, created especially for Barrel & Batch, was inspired by the peated Candid release. A single cask version at 58%, they considered this to be the ‘Big Brother’ or ‘Grand Frere’ of Candid.

A 13-year-old from an Islay distillery, it was matured in a first fill oloroso sherry butt from Equipo Navazos.

“Other than the Islay Region, we don't know where the distillate for Michel Couvreur Grand Frère comes from and [MC manager] Jean Arnaud would never tell us. But some rumours of spirit shipments and old friendships did point to a distillery we'd... beg you all to find. We think the rumours might be right, or we might be wrong, but we'd love to hear what you think.”

Oak Barrel comment:

A whisky of weight and power, the intense sherry maturation gives the smoke a brooding quality. I can see cold nights on the horizon.

Official tasting notes:

“This whisky is everything that a Christmas whisky should be. Ruby red like Santa's nose after all of those free drinks, pipe smoke balanced with dark fruits from the Oloroso cask and at 58% ABV it has the richness of Christmas cake.”

Barrel & Batch is an Australia whisky co-op that sources single cask and rare whiskies from all over the country including Scotland, American and Australia. The limited release whiskies are offered to members of the co-op, but here at The Oak Barrel we’re lucky enough to get our hands on a small number of the odd release.

Key Details

SKU:
105145
Group:
Whisky
Vintage:
2007
Type:
Whisky
Country:
Scotland
Style:
Single Malt
Region:
Islay
Age:
13
ABV:
58%
Size:
500ml