Brenne 10 year old 2015 Release, 48%

Price: $120 Issue: Fall 2016 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Brenne's first age statement whisky, this was matured in virgin French Limousin oak and cognac barrels. It's a fruit salad of nectarine, white grape juice, watermelon, and pear, with touches of light vanilla and black tea. A cool, clean sip delivers apple, pear, peach, and apricot, followed by an intense wave of citrus, Fruit Pastilles, spice, and orange butter icing. Those spices fade slowly; the residual flavors are fruity rather than sweet. Clear evidence that Brenne is improving all the time.