#401 • Eddu Gold

43% alc./vol.
Menhirs Distillery, Plomelin, Brittany, France

We visit today for the second time the Breton Distillery Menhirs with a little more, say Eddu Gold.

In old Breton, eddu means "black wheat", or as we say nowadays, buckwheat. According to its creators Eddu Gold has a very rich aromatic and offer the palace an exceptional structure and roundness. It is even compared to single malts 15 18 years! Hmm ...

As the animator of the now legendary program SolidRok, the first metal music show in Quebec's television history, said so well, Paul Sarrasin (1963-) said so well:

For centuries, man has been the victim of a paradox: he seeks the precious metal that will free him, yet he remains his prisoner.

Deep amber slightly cloudy.

Nose:
Wheat, a little molasses and anise. Softer and approachable than his cousin the Silver Broceliande.

Taste:
Ample and rich as texture, spices and fleur de sel on heated caramel and star anise. Unusual character but still beautiful.

Finish:
We fall a little here on retro-olfactory notes of red licorice, molasses and grass.

Balance:
Once again far from my palette, although we can recognize a quality of execution that is lacking in Silver Brocéliande.

Note: ★★★★★

#310 • Bastille 1789

40% alc./vol.
Bastille Whiskey, Cognac, France.

A long time ago, I was given this Bottle Bottle at the joke, telling me that I would not take great pleasure. After all this time procrastinating the execution and publication of this criticism, here is the dreaded Bastille 1789.

Bastille 1789 is a blend of French whiskeys, produced in the Cognac region, based on malted barley and wheat. For a decidedly Scottish style, this whiskey is distilled in pot stills and is aged in an amalgam of French limousin oak, cherry and red oak barrels.acacia.

It would be rated 94 / 100 according to Beverage Testing Institute! But before we go crazy, let's stop and ask ourselves the question of what is this BTI? Digging a little on the net, it seems that it is a marketing service rather than an impartial panel of judges ...

Like what there is nothing better than to make one's own opinion.

As my great friend Cardinal Léger said so well:

Whiskey is a bad thing, especially bad whiskey.

Golden orange desaturated in a disturbing way.

Nose:
Attack of alcohol and Crazy GlueI had to back off suddenly, which I never do, but the reflection was stronger than me. More than doubtful mixture of toothpaste and Crush to orange. Abject and repulsive.

Taste:
The fruits and spices, surrounded by paint solvent, take up all the space. The cereals are extremely difficult to discern, and the more I keep this liquid in the mouth, the more I feel to harm my health, to mistreat my body.

Finish:
Not so bad at the beginning as final, and we think we can thank her for being short, but she fools us by leaving us long in the mouth a rancid taste of copper pipe oxidized and muddy.

Balance:
Blindly I would have thought that it could have been something other than a whiskey. Like André, my glass finished in the sink. I am so upset by this experience that I do not even know what note I could give him. Let's go for a fat zero star, it's just good for the sink. Definitely the most vile spirit I've ever tasted.

Note: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★