In 2018 Armorik single malt celebrated its 20th Anniversary. The brand is produced at Distillerie Warenghem located in Lannion, Bretagne.
The distillery was founded in the beginning of the 20th Century by Leon Warenghem and started experimenting with whisky production in the late 1980s. Currently the distillery is equipped with a single pair of stills and produces 120,000 liters of spirit annually using exclusively locally grown barley. Armorik 10 years old presented here was aged in white American oak barrels then transferred into ex-Oloroso sherry casks. This limited Anniversary edition was released in 2018 with an outrun of 2000 bottles.
Nose: malty and fruity, breakfast cereals, vanilla, caramel, almond croissants, apricots, pears, raisins, cinnamon, pepper and a trace of dried herbs.
Palate: honey, vanilla, maple syrup, coconut flakes, apples, pears, nectarines, cinnamon, hints of licorice and oak tannins.
Finish: pretty long, with notes of vanilla, brown sugar, summer fruits, sweet spices and oak.