Michel Couvreur Single Malt Whisky 1984 45% 500ml
Michel Couvreur 1984 30 Years Single Malt Whisky has amazing balance and subtlety. This whisky is over 30 years old (distilled on the 2nd of November 1984), 1984 malt whisky, ruby red with golden glints, has become slightly woody with floral fragrances. Very pure, it leaves in the mouth a very intense sherry complexity.
This unique French Single Malt is still in the barrel with an ABV that varies over time. The whisky will be bottled at cask strength only upon request and the bottling date will be handwritten on the label. For example if you order the whisky in 2017, it will be 33 Years Old. If you were born in 1984, this is the perfect chance to have a whisky hand bottled on your birthday. Comes in a wax sealed bottle inside a wooden box.
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.