Alfred GIRAUD French Malt Whisky just received gold at the 2020 International Spirits Challenge for both HERITAGE and HARMONIE malt whiskies. Now in its 25th year, the ISC is the premier event in promoting quality spirits globally.
The competition follows a strict independent judging process, which serves to encourage the high caliber of spirits entered into the competition each year. Receiving more than 1,700 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide makes the ISC a truly global spirits competition.
About HERITAGE and HARMONIE
These limited-production whiskies are dependent on the availability of exceptional casks. HERITAGE and HARMONIE are blends of three French malt distillates matured in three types of casks: predominantly those used to age extra old cognacs, as well as new French Limousin and American oak casks. The blends are then matured exclusively in extra-old cognac casks until the flavor is perfectly balanced – HERITAGE soft and elegant, HARMONIE silky and slightly peated.
About Alfred GIRAUD French Malt Whisky
Born in 2012, Alfred GIRAUD French Malt Whisky makes whisky for those who challenge convention. With almost one hundred years of experience crafting some of the world’s most coveted cognacs, The GIRAUD family draws on its mastery of blending to establish a new tradition of French malt whisky.
The family has deep roots in French spirits, including three generations as cellar masters at an acclaimed maison de cognac. After working nine years at a renowned Scotch whisky producer, fifth generation Philippe Giraud and family began a new chapter: French whisky.
They work side-by-side to make the country’s premier whisky using their expertise in blending and aging, and connections to exceptional casks and ingredients in France. Family owned and operated, the company is uncompromising in the pursuit of perfectly balanced, small batch whiskies.
In addition to creating their own grain to glass malts, the Giraud’s source fine single malts from all over France, seeking out flavors that complement their French aging and blending process–layering multiple French malts is the backbone of their signature taste. This innovative technique results in a remarkably balanced flavor profile.
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