Review #740 – Domaines des Haute Glaces Organic Single Malt Whisky

Review #740 | /r/WorldWhisky Review #30 – Domaines des Haute Glaces Organic Single Malt Whisky

The Schtick: This is single malt whisky distilled at the Alpine Farm Distillery at Domaine des Haute Glaces in France. It appears to use a solera style vatting system, and does not carry an age statement. It also advertises its Organic status on the label as well.


Distiller: Alpine Farm Distillery | Domaine des Hautes Glaces (France)

Bottler: Alpine Farm Distillery | Domaine des Hautes Glaces

ABV: 42% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Sample


Nose: Honey, waxy fruits, malty and super perfumey. It also smelly very young – some rough grain, damp moist earth and a tinge of astringency.

Taste: Musty, young wet cardboard, apples, pears and faint astringency. The fruits are sweet – good vanilla and a nice waxy fruit characteristic.

Finish: Short, growing heat and continuation of the vibrant waxy fruit notes.

Overall: Unfortunately, I think this has potential but its relative youth is stopping it from performing better. The vibrant fruits, floral notes and the waxiness is really enjoyable (almost akin to a very young Clynelish, mmmmmm) but the youth, heat and astringency counteracts some of those positive notes. I think that with more age, this will perform much better, but for now, it’s still just a bit too young.

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Rank: 4


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