Matured in a bourbon cask for 3 years. Bright pale straw gold. Opens with intense aromas of lanolin / wet wool. Air contact drops the peat a notch bringing forward dried apple, cinnamon and light cocoa. Follow through with an oily, cereal, crisp malt delivery with the finish upping the richness adding cocoa-laced peat, walnut slice and lanolin carrying through to the aftertaste. Exhibits a freshness, balance and staying power that belies its youth. A whisky that’s both delicious and distinctive.
"Glann ar Mor" is a familly owned artisan distillery, created by Martine and Jean Donnay and facing the seaside on the Northern coast of Brittany in France, in a wild and beautiful setting. With its double live flame distillation (yes, for the wash still "and" the spirit still), its pair of small onion shaped stills, its worm tubs, its wooden wash backs, and in being easily "The Slowest Distiller in the West", Glann ar Mor is really different and simply unique amongst whisky distilleries. There must be magic in their hands, for the quality of their whiskey is impressive and to Jim Murray also. Not only that, but being the first in the world to age in Sauternes casks may have helped also !