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
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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