When you hear the term single malt what do you think of? Scotch? Scotland? Your Grandfather? Whatever comes to mind for you I can almost guarantee you are not thinking Cognac, France.
The people over at Brenne, located in Cognac, France are doing single malt a little differently than their Scottish neighbors. Aged in French oak and cognac barrels this is a true French whisky. Brenne Whisky starts in new Limousin oak barrels before being finished in Cognac casks, giving it a hint of perfumed fruit that sets it apart from other whiskies.
Much sweeter than you’d think it’s actually a nice change-up from what you’ve come to expect from a single malt whiskey. Pair this with a smokey cigar and you have a great balance of sweet and smokey to sip on all night.