Armorik Yeun Elez: heavy smoke from Brittany
A Frenchmade from Scottish peated
The Armorik Single Malts from the Breton Warenghem have secured a firm place in the scene in recent years. So far they are generally known as unpeated whiskies, even if there have been some slightly special editions such as the Triagoz. With the Armorik Yeun Elez, Warenghem now presented a new range of whisky based on Scottish peated malt of 50 .
whisky was used for the Armorik Yeun Elez Jobic. It was unchill filtered at 46% .matured and matured
Tasting notes for the Armorik Yeun Elez Jobic
peat is medicinal (camphor, clove) supported by fruity (bananas, cooked peaches) and pastry notes.: Pale yellow with slight golden reflections. Nose: Beautiful aromatic intensity, the
Palate: Smoke envelops the palate, citrus notes bring freshness. Nice roundness with a hint of saltiness.
finish, ending with a warm wood fire.: A lingering, iodized and spicy
The Yeun Elez - a swamp full of mystery
The name Armorik has chosen for this peated whisky refers to the Yeun Elez area in the heart of the Finistère department in Brittany. This area, with its swamps and forests, is often the scene of legends mythical stories.
Warenghem explains: “Located in the Monts d'Arrée, in the heart of the Armorica Natural Park, the Yeun Elez is a swam considered in Breton legends as the Gateway to Hell. According to the legend reported by Anatole le Braz, it is here that one came to reject into hell the evil souls who haunted the living. Tadic-Coz knew the secret and the ritual of locking the souls of ghosts in theof a black dog. He instructed the young Jobic to guide the dog towards the door of the Underworld. The latter, going from presbytery to presbytery, led the black dog to the rector of Commana. Together, at sunset, they threw the black dog into the Yeun Elez swamp, condemning the ghost to hell." (A.Le Braz, La Légende de la mort en Basse-Bretagne, 1893)
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