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    $ 613.00

    More than an exceptional Single Cask , High Privacy is a fabulous homage to Mr. Michel Couvreur. This emotionally charged Whiskey , distilled on July 23, 1998 already presented 20 years ago an exceptional character. After a long evolution in PX cream barrels, meticulously overseen for several years by the famous revolutionary and passionate himself, High Privacy today offers power and refinement, through a sublime peaty flavor, with notes of liquorice and peat bog. A balanced Single Cask , of an impressive aromatic richness, in a palate that knows how to remain suave.

    About Michel Couvreur Michel Couvreur, originally from Belgium, ages Scotch Whisky in the heart of Burgundy (Bouze-Les-Beaune). In the 1950’s he arrived in Burgundy to make and market wine. He took frequent trips to England and Scotland where he sold his wine, but was particularly drawn to Scotland for the fabulous fishing and hunting. In 1956 Michel Couvreur moved to England and in 1964 to Scotland where he became involved in the production process of whisky made from a selection of the most ancient strains of cereals and using extremely rare sherry casks.

    The industry was changing in the whisky production and the old methods were being replaced by new cheaper ones. The old sherry casks traditionally used were replaced by steel or plastic so Michel returned to France in the 70’s to be nearer to where the sherry casks originate. He dug his own cellar in the hillsides of Bouze-les-Beaune, about midway between the Andalusian vineyards and the Scottish Highlands. His scotch matures there in these rare sherry casks; Pedro Ximenez and/or Palomino. The cellar is a 500-foot tunnel with galleries, kept humid by natural springs running through it. A small room far from any light called ‘the paradise’ shelters some rare, old and elegant nectar, carefully kept in sealed demijohns. The very humid cellar is the main factor behind the fast alcoholic reduction of the whiskies in their casks. The very fragrant floral and fruity aromas can therefore develop ideally and give Couvreur’s whiskies indeed a rare freshness while they age twice as fast.

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    $ 170.00

    Michel Couvreur Overaged Whisky, Single cask, 70cl (cask strength 52%, red wax cap), France

    One of the rarest French whisky you can find, from a distiller based in burgundy.

    A blended malt from Michel Couvreur, who gets Scotch whisky sent over to France to be aged in Sherry oak casks in Burgundy before blending. Quite unusual, but very intriguing.

    Tasting Notes: Michel Couvreur’s Overaged malt whisky is no.1 best seller thanks to its perfect flavour balance: round, smooth with a taste of Sherry at the beginning, followed by a tight and delightful smoky end.

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    $ 278.00

    This Special Vatting from Michel Couvreur is a blend containing three types of whisky;

    a spicy single malt aged for 20 years, a peated 12 years old, along with a 14 years old single malt.

    As with all whiskies produced by Michel Couvreur, the whisky has been further matured in sherry casks located in cellars in Burgundy, France.

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    $ 120.00

    While the case could be made for any Michel Couvreur creation being unique in the world of whisky, his single malt, The Unique, is something extra rare. It marries malted and unmalted cereals to produce a rounded flavour that’s one of a kind.

    Michel Couvreur has been producing whisky in Burgundy since 1978, and has established himself as the region’s authority on the subject. He takes the finest whiskies from Scotland and ages them to perfection in his secluded barrel caves. With such a limited supply, each bottle he makes is one of the ultimate treasures you can attain in the whisky world.

    With an almost vanilla sweetness, this already nuanced whisky takes on the flavours of its oak barrel, and produces a single malt like none other.

    The Unique” is obtained from the distillation of wheat and ages for 4 years in wooden barrels. Delicate scents of caramel, spices and vanilla anticipate a slightly sweet and soft taste with pleasant caramelized touches, with a good persistence.

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