Finition Cabernet Franc Amphora 51%
A French artisanal single malt whisky created by Aymeric Roborel de Climens, an ex-oenologist and winemaker who worked for more than 20 years with renowned producers in Bordeaux. These whiskies are 100% French from beginning to end, using their old family distillery, and all the resources have been sourced from within the country. With his experience in the wine industry, Aymeric selects the best barrels from each winery for aging (from six to eighteen months), creating a nuanced identity for each release. He's been using mainly Cognac, Merlot and Sauternes barrels, but recently has created a whisky aged in Banyuls barrel (similar to a sherry cask), and has partnered with a Muscadet producer to use their amphorae, creating something really special and rare. These whiskies appeared in Australia for the very first time in late 2020 – in tiny quantities.
This is an overproof, limited edition 'black label' French whisky that has been partly matured in Cabernet Franc clay amphorae. The Cab Franc clay vessels were sourced from Domaine de Bellevue, an organic producer in the Loire Valley. Even though it's at 51%, it still showcases the light, soft, textural spirit of Clemens. There are 350 bottles in this edition worldwide. Be quick.