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EDDU Silver Sherry Cask Finish - 60th Anniversary LMDW 46%

Autres Whisky, France / Brittany, 70cl, Ref: 51743

Aged first in a cognac barrel and then finished in a Pedro Ximenez cask, this non chill-filtered bottling made the most of its stay in the Andalusian wine barrel to draw the essence of the cereal from which it is produced - buckwheat - to further highlight the fruity aspect that is so typical of this Breton whisky, which has been produced in Plomelin in the Finistère by the Le Lay family since 1998. Abundant notes of pear and apple roam freely through the palette of aromas and flavours that shines with its delicious shades of green and honey.

Profile: full-bodied, the nose is characterised by notes of toffee and praline, highlighting the influence of the time spent ageing in Pedro Ximenez casks. The buckwheat gradually regains the upper hand. Fruity (pear, apple), the palate then becomes coated in salted butter caramel. Wonderfully crisp finish.

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Tasting note

  • Appearance : golden yellow.
  • Nose : pulpy, voluptuous. On the initial nose the Pedro Ximenez finish transcends the naturally very fruity character of the Eddu. Notes of praline and toffee single-handedly hold up stewed apple and wonderfully juicy pear. Gradually from the crowd the buckwheat begins to dominate, bringing the nose closer to notes of a washback in full fermentation, releasing notes of yeast and cereal and even some lard.
  • Palate : round, smooth. Galvanised by a fruity acidity, the attack on the palate faithfully reproduces the fruit-forward style of the nose, this time with pear dominating the combination of flavours. The mid-palate reveals a hint of vanilla and lemon. Gradually sherry appears on the palate, with toffee and salted butter caramel slowly spreading across the taste buds. At the end of the palate, the aromas of flowering apple and pear trees fill the air.
  • Overall : silky, balanced. The finish is extremely fruity, like biting into sugary-sweet pears and apples. Little by little, dried fruits (apricot, fig, date) arrive to further develop the fruity character of the gustatory palette, whilst floral honeys (lime blossom, acacia) bring lots of sweetness to the very end of the finish. The retro-nasal olfaction concentrates on just one fruit: apple. The empty glass, however, is more a reflection of the buckwheat and sherry, with notes of walnut and americano coffee.
The brand

The brand

Produced from buckwheat (the famous saracen), whiskies from the Eddu brand are unique and stand out from other whiskies for their taste that is like no other. Rounder, less full-bodied and lighter, the different Eddu whiskies are all marked by floral, fruity, spicy and nutty notes. Distilled twice in Charente stills, aged in casks from Cognac and the forest of Brocéliande, and gently reduced over many years in casks, these eaux de vie are produced using a combination of French and Scottish techniques. These whiskies are extremely innovative and at the same time remain faithful to ancient Breton traditions.


The distillery

A small family company located in the far reaches of Brittany, the Distillerie des Menhirs has produced a selection of traditional Breton eaux-de-vie since 1986. Having started with the production of pommeau, cider and lambig (cider eau-de-vie), they came up with the idea of making a 100% Breton whisky. To give a solid basis to this audacious undertaking, and remain faithful to the region’s traditions, Guy Le Lay decided to distil the local black wheat (“eddu” in Breton). In addition to the two 100% pure black wheat whiskies (Silver and Gold), they now also produce a “blended” release, from a mixture of black wheat and barley, and some limited editions, aged exclusively in Breton oak barrels.

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