KORNOG BRETON PEATED SINGLE MALT WHISKY
46% ABV, 750 ml
This is the long-awaited peated French single malt from Brittany’s Glann-ar-Mor distillery. The Scottish malted barley used to make Kornog has been peated to around 35pmm, meaning it should be pretty smoky. This is the third release of Kornog and has been bottled from a single ex-bourbon barrel. Named “EUROPEAN WHISKY OF THE YEAR” by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible in 2016.
“On the windswept Northern coast of French Brittany, the old farm that houses the Glann ar Mor distillery has sustained life and faced the sea elements since around 1668. Closer to Plymouth than to Paris, this small distillery makes peated and unpeated whisky. Follow the road from Paris, through Le Mans, Rennes and Saint-Brieuc until it ends by the coast.
Here you will find the small little distillery established by the Celtic Whisky Compangnie in 1999. Their first unpeated single malt was released in 2008 under the Glann ar Mor label. Glann ar Mor translates from “ By the Sea” in Breton language.
Kornog is the peated expression of the distillery. It is peated at about 35 – 40 ppm of phenol. Kornog translate to “West Wind” in Breton. Compared to the Scottish distilleries, Glann ar Mor is a small distillery with only 2 stills. Maturation takes place in ex Sauternes casks and ex Bourbon barrels