Alfred Giraud Harmonie
Alfred Giraud Harmonie

Alfred Giraud Harmonie

70cl 46.1% abv France

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Alfred Giraud Harmonie Description

The new and luxurious 'Harmonie' by Alfred Giraud blends together three French malt whiskies from different distilleries. This expression is initially matured in both new French Limousin oak and American white oak casks which previously held XO Cognac, and is then blended with a fourth French malt which is lightly peated. The resulting liquid goes back into the Cognac casks for further maturation before being bottled 46.1% abv. 

Bold and inviting on the nose, aromas of warm raisin bread and baking spices surround notes of smoky barley. On the palate, this whisky strikes a harmonious balance between being powerful and delicate at the same time; its silky mouthfeel gives way to more baking spices and ripe, juicy grapes, with a wisp of peat smoke. The finish is endlessly long, with the gentle peat amplifying the soft tannins of the old cognac casks. 

Awards

  • Gold — International Spirits Challenge 2020

Knowledge Bar

Although the Alfred Giraud brand is new, it is steeped in a tradition of excellence in distilling. Creator Philippe Giraud is descended from a line of coopers and cognac cellar masters; his great-grandfather Alfred, for whom the brand is named, was the cellar master at a renowned maison de cognac for over 30 years. Philippe himself worked for the same maison de cognac and, later, for Balvenie and Glenfiddich owner William Grant & Sons.

To create the Alfred Giraud brand, Philippe joined forces with his father Jean-Pierre, uncle Andre, and two more former cellar masters of the same renowned maison de cognac.

Jean-Pierre serves as the company's Production Director, André Giraud is 95 years old and helps source the rare cognac casks for aging the whisky, while Georges Clot and Gaetan Mariolle serve as co-master blenders.

Product Details

Distillery/Brand
Alfred Giraud
Classification
World Whisky
Region
France
Style
Blended Malt
Size
70cl
ABV
46.1%

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