Country: France
Region:
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 46%
Score: 88 points

Rozelieures Tourbe Collection. Image courtesy G. Rozelieures.France’s Rozelieures distillery specializes in peated single malts, and the Tourbe Collection is an 8-year-old whisky matured first in ex-Bourbon barrels and finished in French Oak casks. The nose has a nice peatiness with hints of iodine and creosote balanced by a good maltiness and notes of peach pie, vanilla, and a touch of lemon zest. The taste is also well-balanced between peat and malt, along with coffee beans, vanilla, allspice, and honey. The finish is long, smooth, and smoky with notes of dried fruits, dark chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Nice! (June, 2017)