The Menhirs distillery, which produces Eddu whiskies in Brittany, is offering for the holidays two essential products from its range made with buckwheat: Silver and Brocéliande.
It is not the most famous on the market but France remains a true whisky nation. Brittany has several major players, including the Menhirs distillery, which has been producing apple and buckwheat-based spirits since 1986 and which launched the world’s first buckwheat whisky in 2002: Silver. Brittany has several major players, including the Menhirs distillery, which has been producing apple and buckwheat-based spirits since 1986 and launched the world’s first buckwheat whisky in 2002: Silver.
At the heart of its range, two emblematic whiskies: Silver, and its woody variation Brocéliande, launched in 2013. Silver remains the first whisky to have revealed to specialists and amateurs the aromatic power of buckwheat when it is used to make a spirit. Aged for 5 years in French oak barrels containing cognac to obtain aromas, flavors and colors, this whisky, the result of several years of research, is characterized by a complex nose of citrus, nuts and flowers. In the mouth, fruity notes of apple or orange peel mingle with spices. It offers a fresh and balanced finish.
Brocéliande, a woody variation of Silver, is also aged for 5 years in oak barrels from the Limousin region before completing its maturation in new oak barrels from the Brocéliande forest. The woody nose is mixed with notes of vanilla and flowers, while the woody mouth, complex, gives way to fruity flavors. The finish is long and refined.