Eddu Nolwenn Korbell 70cl 46°
In 2002, the Distillerie des Menhirs, created the first buckwheat-based whisky. The distillery has since offered special vintages that have been chosen, tested and approved by lovers of Brittany and whisky.
For its 4th edition, it is the singer and actress Nolwenn Korbell, lover of peated whiskies, who participated in the creation of this completely new 10-year-old whisky.
Resulting from a double maturation, this Eddu whisky made from pure buckwheat results from a double maturation: it first aged 8 years in ex-cognac barrels and then matured for two years in barrels having contained peated whisky, to finally be bottled at 46 °.
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Located in Brittany (near Quimper), the Distillerie des Menhirs of Plomelin stands out for its originality. Indeed, it transforms black wheat and apples to cider, both emblematic productions of Brittany, into a range of whiskeys, spirits and high-quality cider.
Guillaume, the son of Francès, became a known figure as local distiller in the public workshop of Pont-Menhir, Plomelin. So as for his son René. Francès, Guillaume, René.. Guy almost broke the family legacy training as a maths teacher. But the distillation gene took over and Guy came back on the track laid down by his ancestors. In 1986, Guy and his wife planted orchards and built in Pont Menhir their own distillery, hoping to manufacture a new spirit, unheard of in Brittany: The Pommeau des Menhirs, which would become the first Pommeau in Brittany to bear an Appelation of Controlled Origin.
Having mastered the art of distilling cider, Guy Le Lay, always seeking new products boasting the authentic Breton identity, develops the idea of distilling a new cereal: Breton buckwheat. In 1998, new premises are built and a new still purchased: the idea becomes real. The expert advice of a Spirit Master will lead him to success and guarantee the exceptional quality of the whisky to come…