Bastille 1789 French Whisky

 For four generations, the DAUCOURT family has shared a passion for spirits, experience of distillation, rigor of the production and has always imposed themselves at the origin of new industry trends, (Jean-Marc XO Vodka, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur). Their idea this time was to create a French whisky using the traditional gooseneck pot stills of the family distillery, a typical still of the Charente region.

 

One source of inspiration came from their Irish mother, who introduced them to the category of whiskies, including bourbons and scotch. Jean-Marc, Edouard and Charles DAUCOURT made their dream a reality by creating a truly French Whisky, and becoming one of the early pioneers in this new spirit category!

Bastille 1789 French Blended Whisky

 

Blend: 50% malted barley and 50% raw grain originating from North East of France where some of the world’s finest Scotch producers source their malt.

 

Yeast: A cultured yeast whose strain is 120 years old.

 

Distillation: Distilled twice in Charente copper stills.

 

Water: From the purest Charente springs, naturally filtered for centuries through the limestone layers in the soil of the region.

 

Ageing: Limousin oak barrels which had previously held Sauternes and Cognac.

 

Tasting notes: On the nose, the blend is characterized by aromas of orange marmalade, dried apricots and gingerbread that give it delicacy and roundness.

On the palate, it is both dry and slightly fruity with again, notes of orange peel and dried fruits. The mouth feel is very delicate upfront, then opens up to notes of dry almonds, and light spices. The tasting experience finishes with a sublte and refined smokiness.

 

Awards:

94 points - Beverage Testing Institute

91 points - Wine Enthusiast

92 points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 

Bastille 1789 French Single Malt Whisky

 

Blend: 100% malted barley from North East of France, where some of the world’s finest Scotch producers source their malt.

Yeast: A cultured yeast whose strain is 120 years old.

 

Distillation: Distilled twice in Charente copper stills.

 

Water: From the purest Charente springs, naturally filtered for centuries through the limestone layers in the soil of the region.

Ageing: Limousin oak barrels which had previously held Sauternes, Red Burgundy, and Sherry.

 

Tasting notes: With a deep amber color, BASTILLE 1789 Single Malt proves to be a soft, rich, and complex whisky. It presents complex notes of fruit, sweet spices, and leather, ending with a slightly peaty finish. It reveals layers of character brought about by the triple cask ageing.

 

Awards:

Double Gold Medal – San Francisco Spirits Competition 2018

93 points, Finalist - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 

Best World Whisky – International Whisky Competition 2019