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Fri 25 Sep 2015

Brenne Whisky releases its first age statement whisky

Brenne Whisky, the world’s premier French Single Malt Whisky, introduces Brenne Ten in the US today. This exquisite 10-year-old whisky, with a rich and resonant amber hue, is expertly crafted 'seed-to-spirit' from organic malted barley and naturally pure water in the Cognac region of France. This extremely limited bottling – only 290 cases for 2015 – is the marriage of four casks, hand-selected for their distinctive complexity and balance by the brand’s founder, Allison Patel.

The elder sibling to the highly praised Brenne Estate Cask (Rated 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast), Brenne Ten shares the same DNA and creamy, fruit-forward characteristics as Brenne’s inaugural expression, and yet it is altogether different. Chocolate-covered dried fruits are combined with deeper notes of raw honey, spiced vanilla cream, and a striking richness that continues to open up in the glass.

Brenne Ten’s uncommon journey begins in the fields of Cognac, France, where it is born from two organically grown varieties of heirloom barley. After careful fermentation and distillation in alembic Charente stills, the whisky rests for a decade in a combination of virgin French Limousin oak barrels and barrels previously used for aging Cognac.

“The launch of Brenne Ten represents a hugely exciting development for Brenne,” says Allison Patel. “This new expression celebrates the very foundations that make Brenne so distinctive – our gorgeous range of hand-crafted small-batch whisky, our exceptional Cognac-seasoned oak casks, and our dedication to bringing the art of French terroir to creating authentic, elegant, and innovative whiskies.”

Brenne Ten will be available only in the US beginning October 2015. For more information, visit http://www.drinkbrenne.com

TASTING NOTES
• Color: Light Amber
• Nose: A warm welcome gives way to dried fruits, spiced wood, toasted vanilla and light floral essence.
• Taste: A silky mouth feel delivers Brenne’s signature smoothness with spicy black tea, chocolate, dried orange peel, and vanilla cream topped with cinnamon sugar.
• Finish: Lingering traces of honeyed spice. Creamy and fireside-warm.
• ABV: 48%
• SRP: $100-$120 / 750 ML

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