Country: France
Region: Cognac
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Brenne Whisky/Local Infusions, LLC
ABV: 48%
Score: 88 points

Brenne 10 2016 Edition. Photo courtesy Brenne Whisky/Local Infusions, LLC.This is the 2016 edition of Allison Patel’s annual limited-edition release of 10-year-old Brenne from a Cognac distiller in France who remains anonymous. The nose has notes of ginger root, dried flowers, fresh berries, straw, and butterscotch. The taste is creamy at first, then turns fruity and tart with pineapple, grapefruit, and lemon zest, a hint of linseed oil, fresh berries, dried flowers, and a slightly herbal touch. The finish is long, smooth, and gently fading with touches of citrus, dried flowers, and fresh berries. (December, 2016)