In the 1950’s Michel Couvreur, originally from Belgium, began making wine in Burgundy. As a frequent traveller to Scotland selling wine, he fell in love with the Scottish way of life and its incredible whisky.
In 1964, Couvreur left Burgundy and travelled over 930 miles to his new home in Scotland where his attention turned to whisky production – from the selection of the most ancient strains of cereals to sourcing extremely rare Sherry oak casks. It became his dream to pursue his passion and make a whisky that was so unique and unlike any other... and that he has certainly done!
In the 70’s Michel returned to France to be nearer to the origin of his much-loved Sherry casks and began digging his own cellar in the hillside of Bouze-Iès-Beaune in Côte d’Or. Here, about midway between the Andalusian vineyards and the Scottish Highlands, Michel Couvreur matures his whiskies, which are firstly distilled in Scotland before being shipped to Burgundy, where they are carefully aged in original Sherry oak casks to produce an exquisite blend of two cultures that creates one exceptional whisky.
What really makes Michel Couvreur Whiskies so unique is the two cellars they have for ageing; one dry cellar that creates a whisky that is spicy and intense with an abv of up to 60% and one very damp cellar creating a whisky that is much more mellow with a lower abv.
Tasting Notes: Fragrances of Sherry, flowers, vanilla and dried fruits. Mellow, and long in the mouth. A fabulous balance between the warmth of Sherry and the fresh flavours only barley can produce.
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