An interesting peated single malt from an unusual source.
This whisky has been produced by Warenghem, a French distillery based in Brittany. Part of their Armorik range of single malts, this whisky takes its name from an old peat bog in Brittany’s Armorique Natural Park, thought to be the gateway to hell in local Breton legend.
The bottle also features the name Jobic – a figure in one such legend, who must guide a dog that contains the souls of the condemned to the Yeun Elez swamp.
Yeun Elez has been made with malted barley from Scotland that has been peated to a level of 50 ppm. The spirit has been aged for a time in oak casks.
The final product is a peaty, delicious dram that offers up notes of iodine, bananas, peaches, cloves, light oak, freshly baked pastry, lemon rind, grassy peat, wood fire and crunchy malt. Quite Laphroaigy in profile!
Bottled at 46% ABV, this is a satisfying and medium-bodied dram.