The Brittany based Warenghem Distillery, the makers of Armorik whisky, have announced the launch of the first expression from a new range of peated whiskies.
Yeun Elez (46% ABV) is a Breton single malt whisky, which has been produced using peated malted barley from Scotland (50ppm) and matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks.
The name Yeun Elez, refers to an old peat bog located really near the Distillery, in the heart of the Armorique Natural park. According to the legend reported by Anatole le Braz, it is the place where the evil souls who haunted the living were thrown into hell.
As per its Armorik whisky, the new Yeun Elez range is distilled, matured and bottled at the Warenghem Distillery in Brittany, France.
The first Yeun Elez release, is said to be intensely aromatic, delivering notes of peat, cloves, bananas, cooked peaches and creamy pastries on the palate. Followed by smoky citrus notes on the palate.
Commenting on the news, the Warenghem Distillery, said: “Yeun Elez is the result of the distillery’s foray into the territory of peated whiskies. We use Scottish peated barley, water from our own source and our artisanal know-how. Using our traditional pot stills, we strive to create an exceptional single malt that reflects the Breton character.”
Yeun Elez, will be available from next month through specialist retailers, for a RRP of €59.50.
Posted by Steve Rush