Review #739 | /r/WorldWhisky Review #29 – Uberach Single Malt “Franchis”
The Schtick: This is a single malt distilled at Bertrand (France). It is just a hair (about a week) under 9 years old, and is a single cask bottling under the Uberach label.
Distiller: Bertrand (France)
ABV: 48.4% ABV
Age: 8 Years (Almost 9)
Additional Info: NCF | NCA
Nose: Malty, bran flakes, oats, caramel. Nice toffee, with some cocoa here. Rich and sticky, but malty.
Taste: Medium mouth feel, no real heat. Fruity with some nice oak presence. Confectioners sugar. Faint grape? Interesting. It’s really musty though and comes with some interesting earthiness.
Finish: Short but not hot, musty and sweet. Faintly fruity, nice oak presence but earthy pepper paired with the mustiness is an interesting blend.
Overall: I liked the earthy, peppery character in this release, but found the musty, damp cereal notes to be a little forward here. The oak integration was nice, as was the caramel and fruitiness, but the mustiness seemed to bury all of those things a tad. If it were scaled back a bit, I could easily see this climbing much higher.
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