Naud Monteru Mizunara Cask Finish 43% 700ml

  • Brand/Distillery : Distillerie de la Tour
  • Country of Origin : France
  • Vintage :
  • ABV : 43%
  • Volume : 700ml

Monteru Brandy Ippon is the third non-Japanese whisky and the first-ever French spirit to be aged exclusively in a new Japanese mizunara oak hand-crafted in Japan. Why is it named Ippon?

Ippon means ‘one piece’ and ‘a perfect full point’ as this is the highest score a fighter can achieve in judo, a Japanese martial art which is a highly regarded sport in France.

The Monteru Ippon brandies are available in an exclusive crystal bottle hand made in France by Lalique just for the Monteru Ippon limited edition. The Monteru Ippon One of One comes with a wood stand purchased from an antique store which was originally used to hold collector vases from Japan.

The brandy is made from folle Blanche grape varietal, 90% from 2014 and 10% from 2012, with an ABV of 43%. The brandy was initially matured in new and used French Limousine oak casks before being then transferred to a virgin Mizunara oak cask for about 12 months.

The colour is a bright golden yellow and the nose is fresh and vibrant as expected from the folle Blanche varietal. The initial aroma is sort of a resinous eucalyptus honey mix. On the palate, there are elegant aromas of spices especially cinnamon spices with a hint of clove hiding within, and a creamy finish. This brandy is surprising, as it is showing a non-traditional tasting profile for brandy. It’s something else!

Over the last century, five generations of bold and passionate entrepreneurs have crafted spirits in the ancient family distillery, founded by Emile Perrier the famous fruit-liquor maker. The last ones in line are even somewhat rebellious. In the nineteen eighties Jean-Michel Naud, a trained oenologist and passionate explorer of wines and spirits, the son-in-law of Robert Perrier, rediscovered the distillery. Today, with his son, Pierre, they have decided to reignite the flames under the copper pot stills to create distinguished Cognacs, which can be proud of their origins. They are also offering a range of unconventional spirits for the region, aimed at connoisseurs. The Naud Family invites you to share their passion for the Art of Distillation by revealing these treasures which have been kept secret so long…

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