Whisky Live Paris: Highlights
RayonBoissons summarizes the highlights of the biggest French event dedicated to spirits and mixology, Whisky Live Paris.
- New Glenfiddidch release by William Grant & Sons France
William Grant & Sons France releases a new luxury side, a new prestigious cuvée, i.e. a whisky aged 24 years, plus two additional years in ex-cognac casks. A limited edition of only 5000 copies available worldwide, including 500 in France, at a price of 530€.
- JURA whisky innovates for 2022
A new edition finished in rum casks called rum cask finish. As the name suggests, this whisky has been finished in casks that have already contained rum. This edition will be perennial and its retail price is from €27.90.
- Pernod Ricard France: Aberlour presents A’Bunadh Alba and The Glenlivet a 13 year old whisky
An innovation for Pernod Ricard France’s best-selling brand in France, A’Bunadh Alba is aged in old bourbon barrels at 60.9 proof. The Glenlivet presented a 13-year-old exclusively dedicated to the French market and only available in cellars.
- Mark Reynier present
Mark Reynier relaunched the Bruichladdich distillery in the 2000s. Welcomed at the show, he was on the stand of his new brands such as Waterford Whiskey and Renegade Rum.
- Japanese Whiskey at Whisky Live Paris:
The directors of Whiskies du Monde, Florence Olliet-Pontoizeau and Arnaud Pontoizeau accompanied by Audrey Dassié, Director of Marketing and Communication, presented the long-awaited Togouchi single malt, a product that although reserved for cellars, should be presented in another format for supermarkets in spring 2022, finished in peat whiskey casks.
Clémence Viault was present at Whisky Live Paris to present the Asahi brand, with its single malt Yoichi non peated and Miyagikyo peated, respectively 48º and 47º limited to 20,000 bottles worldwide.
- French Whisky
Rozelieures (Dugas) presents different whiskies with barley grown in a specific soil. Each whisky has been aged for three years, the first two expressions of which are called “les argileux” (clay) and “les limoneux” (silty) and each brings very different organoleptic characteristics.
- Rum was also present at Whisky Live Paris: Renegade, Arhumatic, Neisson, La Mauny.
Nicknamed the rum of the geeks, Renegade (La Maison du Whisky) is the product of Mark Reynier’s experiments, where the distillery he founded in Waterford, Grenada, relies on local farms and cutting-edge technologies to produce these rums. For its part, Arhumatic (La Maison du Whisky) presented its latest version called Jamrock, limited to 1200 copies.
As for Neisson, one of the smallest Martinique distilleries, it launched Profil 62, a rum aged in wood for 12 months in new oak barrels, a very rounded rum at 49.2º (presented by ambassadors Eugénie Fromont and Léa Thibault).
Finally, La Mauny (Campari France) presented a 2005 millésime rum from a single 2005 vintage, aged at 25% in new barrels and 75% in old cognac barrels.
- Mixology at Whisky Live Paris
The Cîroc and June de Maison Villevert booths offered cocktail discoveries. In addition to Jack Daniel’s, Hendrick’s The Kraken and Damoiseau. All offered mixology tastings.
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.
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