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Michel Couvreur whisky’s style is acquired by years of long contact with Sherry or other different impregnated wine casks. Now to what makes them so unique: the cellars. Tucked away in a little village, Bouze-lès- Beaune, halfway between Andalusia and Scotland, they look like a cave which is 15 metres deep with some 150 metres of galleries dug in limestone but giving humidity, silence, calm and depth. A choice of cask and a delicate dance of maturation between dry and damp places, Michel Couvreur whiskies are incredibly flavourful, intense and soft all at the same time. Style and nobility are acquired following many years of ageing.

 

Mr. Couvreur, originally from Belgium, arrived in 1950 in Burgundy to market and make wine. After moving to Scotland in the1960’s, Michel’s passion for whisky was born. Unfortunately, through the mass-marketization of whisky, the old methods that led to whisky being so special were being replaced by cheaper and more productive methods. Traditional casks were put aside for plastic or steel ones. This led Michel Couvreur to move back to Burgundy in the mid-1970’s and thus his reputation of “The Last of the Mohicans” was born. What makes Michel Couvreur’s Whiskies so special is not the distilled base product but the choice of barrels they have been selecting. They keep a very special attention to the choice of barrel, spending a lot of time and money looking for the most unique barrels down all over Europe.

 

"Overaged" is aged in Pedro Ximenez Barrels for 12 years and appers very smooth o the palet with hints of tabaco and freshful elegance. 

Michel Couvreur - Overaged Malt Whisky 43%

SKU: LCNT-004