This dense and oily Kornog has a combination of coastal notes mingling with earthy peat smoke. Input from the Sauternes cask remains discreet: Hints of flamed orange peel, lucerne and raisin cake round out the finish, while date-like sweetness enters late through the medium-long, sooty aftertaste. Rustic. Earth and sweet peat dominate.
"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 !