I attended a Whiskies of the World event last year and tried some rather good French whisky(Brenne) so I went to Total Wine to pick up some French whisky and ended up with Bellevoye Triple Malt. So let’s see how it stacks up.
Age: NAS but 3-8 years
Abv: 90 proof
Color: A light, pale gold
Nose: An odd mix of fresh cut lumber, malt and a touch of artificial sweeteners and something herbal
Taste: Thankfully better than the nose with notes I’d expect from a young single malt. Malt, honey, vanilla and touch of acetone. The thin mouthfeel wasn’t surprising given the low proof.
Finish: Short and weird, I couldn’t place the note but it was harsh I didn’t care for it
Nose: The ice mellows the nose out nicely to an inoffensive honey and malt with just a touch of fresh wood
Taste: Very similar to the neat notes with more malt and honey though the vanilla and acetone are absent
Finish: Unfortunately the ice didn’t help with the harsh, short finish
To say the least this was disappointing, especially in the nose and finish though there were a few decent notes in there. I’m wondering if an older variation of this would actually be good? I did not care for this one so I ended up bringing it to a work happy hour just before I left the team :) That said it was fine as a mixer for a whisky and Coke.
2 - Mixer only
Poor - Overpriced, not worth the money