Location: Burgundy, France
Michel Couvreur has a revolutionary and disturbing vision of whisky: more than the "terroir" or the stillman's craftsmanship, the spirit of barley becomes whisky only by maturing in cask. A genuine "fecundation" to which he has dedicated himself since 1978 in Burgundy France." Michel Couvreur whisky’s style is acquired by years of long contact with Sherry or other different impregnated wine casks.
Now to what makes them so unique: the cellars. Tucked away in a little village Bouze-lès- Beaune halfway between Andalusia and Scotland, they look like a cave which is 15 metres deep with some 150 metres of galleries dug in limestone but giving humidity, silence, calm and depth.
A choice of cask and a delicate dance of maturation between dry and damp places, Michel Couvreur whiskies are incredibly flavourful, intense and soft all at the same time, whose style and nobility are acquired following many years of ageing in these wine casks.