Gamme Artist 3 by La Maison du Whisky - 2013

The Artist behind edition #3
Charles Peloye

Parisian Humour

An autodidact of the ‘ligne claire’ technique, in 2005 he won a prize for a cartoon in a promotional brochure for the town of Dieppe. Having obtained his baccalaureate and with the firm support of his parents, Charles enrolled on an art course to develop his drawing talents when he was 17. Over the years, Charles gradually discovered the world of fashion and design and became acquainted with some of its key figures.
www.caroline-marechal.fr

  • glen craig whisky artist 3

    Glen Craig 1976
    Over 35 years

    Speyside Single Malt - 43.7%, 70cl - Single Cask #4257
    Bourbon Barrel -Limited edition of 194 bottles
    Exclusive to LMDW

    In 1958, the Glenburgie distillery equipped itself with two Lomond stills in order to produce a second single malt called Glen Craig. Never officially bottled, the latter was distilled until 1980. This venerable version perfectly expresses the herbaceous and floral character of this extremely exclusive single malt.

    Tasting note

    Short Profil

    Exotic (pineapple, lychee) and citrus fruit (lemon, pink grapefruit). Cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg. Heady florals (concentrate of iris, rose). Coconut and lavender honey.

    Colour :

    Vibrant gold.

    Nose :

    balanced, gourmand. Its exquisite fruitiness is both exotic (pineapple, lychee) and lively (lemon, pink grapefruit). Its fine woodiness mingles intimately with extremely mild spices (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg). Heady florals (concentrate of iris, rose), coconut and lavender honey gradually coat the aromatic palette.

    Palate :

    full-bodied and creamy. Covered with a fine dusting of cocoa powder, it evokes barley fields gently swaying in the wind. The backwash of the sea can be heard from afar and the air is heavily salted. Ripe fruit (apple, quince) nourishes the mid-palate. It then develops earthier notes of undergrowth and mushrooms.

    Finish :

    mellow, creamy. Particularly herbaceous (cut hay, green malt), it has plenty of freshness and a youthful character. Elegant, it becomes increasingly vanilla-inspired, spicy (ginger), fruity (apricot, white peach) and floral (box tree, old rose). The retro-nasal olfaction is honeyed (acacia, heather) and the empty glass is balsamic (cedar) and slightly medicinal (ointment).

  • caol ila artist 3 whisky

    Caol Ila 1982
    Over 30 years

    Islay Single Malt - 54.4%, 70cl - Single Cask #6488
    Bourbon Barrel - Limited edition of 228 bottles
    Exclusive to LMDW

    Replacing the magnificent Caol Ila Artist of our 2013 Collection was an ambitious challenge. This version, twice its age, manages to do this with panache. Even better, it challenges the preconceived idea that ‘old Caol Ilas’ tend to lose their peaty and smoky characteristics as they get older. Make no mistake, this is a salty old sea dog that has not lost any of its initial flair and has always kept its feet firmly rooted in Islay peat!

    Tasting note

    Short Profile

    Refined and powerful. Mirabelle plums, peppery roses, quince jelly. Lime blossom and malted barley. The barest hint of peat and chalk. Mineral and saline. Honeysuckle, smoked fish and herbs.

    Colour :

    A vibrant golden yellow

    Nose :

    exceptionally fine and powerful. Mirabelle plums, bouquets of peppery roses, quince jelly and lime blossom mingle with malted barley, and a dash of peat and chalk. Its minerality lies on the surface. Saline and incredibly proud of its Islay character, it then wavers between heady flowers (honeysuckle), smoked fish and herbs.

    Palate :

    firm, powerful. Its notes of heather honey, strong spices (ginger, cloves) and damp earth are strikingly authentic. The mid-palate becomes considerably more expressive. Oily, it draws its energy from an imposing amount of bitterness. Empty barrels (synonymous with future pleasures) are waiting to be filled in the distillery’s courtyard. Airy, it takes in deep breaths of fresh air.

    Finish :

    long, silky. Initially, it unveils pronounced notes of fruit (pineapple, mango), honey and flowers (broom, mimosa). Next, delicately smoked malted barley comes back with a vengeance. The air becomes crisper. Very composed, the retro-nasal olfaction is vanilla-inspired, chocolatey and spicy (black pepper). The empty glass remains extremely faithful while adding its own touch of tuberose and tar.

  • bunnahabhain gamme artist 3

    Bunnahabhain 1988,
    Over 25 years

    Islay Single Malt - 56.3%, 70cl - Single Cask #1875 –
    Hogshead - Limited edition of 279 bottles

    Be prepared for a huge kick when you try this Bunnahabhain for the first time. A truly amazing colour. Its nose has an exceptional minerality, its palate adds even more richness and elegance and the finish is reassuringly serene. Bunnahabhain has to be one of the most original and authentic single malts from Islay.

    Tasting note

    Short Profile

    Refined and powerful. Mirabelle plums, peppery roses, quince jelly. Lime blossom and malted barley. The barest hint of peat and chalk. Mineral and saline. Honeysuckle, smoked fish and herbs.

    Colour :

    old gold (magnificent).

    Nose :

    exceptionally fine and powerful. Mirabelle plums, bouquets of peppery roses, quince jelly and lime blossom mingle with malted barley, and a dash of peat and chalk. Its minerality lies on the surface. Saline and incredibly proud of its Islay character, it then wavers between heady flowers (honeysuckle), smoked fish and herbs.

    Palate :

    firm, powerful. Its notes of heather honey, strong spices (ginger, cloves) and damp earth are strikingly authentic. The mid-palate becomes considerably more expressive. Oily, it draws its energy from an imposing amount of bitterness. Empty barrels (synonymous with future pleasures) are waiting to be filled in the distillery’s courtyard. Airy, it takes in deep breaths of fresh air.

    Finish :

    long, silky. Initially, it unveils pronounced notes of fruit (pineapple, mango), honey and flowers (broom, mimosa). Next, delicately smoked malted barley comes back with a vengeance. The air becomes crisper. Very composed, the retro-nasal olfaction is vanilla-inspired, chocolatey and spicy (black pepper). The empty glass remains extremely faithful while adding its own touch of tuberose and tar.

  • glen keith whisky artist 3

    Glen Keith 1992
    Over 20 years

    Speyside Single Malt - 60.1%, 70cl - Single Cask #120560 -
    Bourbon Barrel - Limited edition of 184 bottles
    Exclusive to LMDW

    Situated in the town of the same name, Glen Keith was dismantled in 1999. Completely rebuilt in 2012, it only started to produce whisky again in June 2013. Its single malt is sought after by master blenders for its firmness and strength. This version, highly dynamic and muscular from top to bottom, is a perfect example.

    Tasting note

    Short Profile

    Exotic fruit (pineapple, persimmon), citrus fruits (orange, tangerine) and beeswax. Flowers (peony). Cinnamon, cardamom, curry. Chocolate and cream.

    Colour :

    deep golden yellow.

    Nose :

    rich, concentrated. First comes an abundance of exotic fruit (pineapple, persimmon), followed by citrus fruits (orange, tangerine), beeswax and flowers (peony). A good pinch of spices give it plenty of scope and balance (cinnamon, cardamom, curry). Increasingly elegant and fleshy, it also unveils a chocolatey and creamy character.

    Palate :

    very lively, it opens up with passion on to notes of frangipane, praline and nutmeg. Its exotic dimension (passion fruit, guava) then begins to take over. It slowly develops into a more acidic register that is dominated by lemon and lime. Only to be toned down by a fine layer of bourbon vanilla.

    Finish :

    firm, muscular. First come medicinal notes (balsam, benzoin) to cover the palate like an ointment. This lull is, however, fleeting, as spices (black pepper, nutmeg, cloves) give it a new lease of life. The retro-nasal olfaction is particularly fruity and fleshy, the empty glass is hot and spicy.

  • laphroaig whisky artist 3

    Laphroaig 1998,
    Over 15 years

    Islay Single Malt - 56%, 70cl - Single Cask #700351
    Refill Sherry
    Exclusive to LMDW

    Breathtaking is the only word to describe this Laphroaig! So much so that it has been compared to the legendary 1974 vintage. And that’s saying something! One thing is certain, this is a version that certainly has all the ingredients to make it a truly ‘great Laphroaig’: highly exotic and fruity, infinitely creamy peat and endless length on the palate. In short: an inimitable style.

    Tasting note

    Short profil

    Exotic (mango, passion fruit), strong spices (cloves, nutmeg), dark chocolate and heady flowers (broom). Iodine, leather, bacon. Red berries (strawberry).

    Colour :

    topaz

    Nose :

    intense, wide, deep. A highly-sensitive exoticism (mango, passion fruit), strong spices (cloves, nutmeg), dark chocolate, heady flowers (broom), charcoal, damp, salty peat and sea spray. Iodine, leather, bacon and a handful of red fruits (strawberry). Incredibly voluptuous and silky. In a word, this Laphroaig is HUGE.

    Palate :

    wonderfully smooth. Immediately offers up a basketful of fruit, classic, exotic, acidic, sweet, bitter, with velvety or rougher skins, etc. Then peat hits in, which is sporadically damp, dry and liquoricey. An intense smokiness (chimney fire) takes over the palate, as well as notes of tobacco, candied liquorice and cough-sweets.

    Finish :

    this literally strokes the palate and coats it with a fine layer of tar and fresh tobacco. A few wild flowers scattered over the peat fields can also be sensed. Now we have no choice, our feet are and will remain firmly rooted in peat. The Holy Grail for enthusiasts. The retro-nasal olfaction provides a lovely smoky sensation that evokes a premium Havana and the empty glass is marked by artichoke heart and gentian root.

  • edradour artist 3 gamme

    Edradour 2003
    Over 10 years

    Highland Single Malt - 54.6%, 70cl - Single Cask #139
    Bourbon Barrel - Limited edition of 235 bottles
    Exclusive to LMDW

    Some will still remember the spirit and palate of the sublime Edradour 2003 Bourbon Barrel from our 2011 Collection. This year, after only three years of waiting, the distillate is back offering even more maturity and complexity. Suffice to say that this Edradour is wonderfully authentic.

    Tasting note

    Short profile

    Malted barley and very ripe citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit). Vanilla, musk. Floral (lily of the valley, white lilac, rose and hawthorn). Oak and cinnamon. Green walnut.

    Colour :

    orangey copper with glints of amber

    Nose :

    lively, energetic. Begins with an ode to malted barley and very ripe citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit). This makes way for notes of vanilla, musk and delicious floral fragrances including lily of the valley, white lilac, rose and hawthorn. Delicately woody (oak), it develops into mild spices (cinnamon) and green walnut. A very charming combination.

    Palate :

    taut, accomplished. Its woody character springs out of the glass. This is a truly great cask that unveils just the right amount of spices and vanilla to fully express the fruity character of Edradour. Pears, apples, and greengage plums cover and soften this fiery distillate full of character.

    Finish :

    long, intense. Held together by a very pleasant malty bitterness that draws out the floral fragrances and fruity flavours of the nose on an endless finish. A very natural, unaffected beauty emanates from this Edradour, as well as a sensation of great maturity and freshness. The retro-nasal olfaction is mentholated and the empty glass milky and liquoricey (green).

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