The new and luxurious 'Heritage' by Alfred Giraud blends together three unpeated French malt whiskies. For Heritage, these malts are matured in different casks: most having previously contained old cognacs, new French oak casks from Limousin, and new American oak casks. The blend is then aged exclusively in barrels that previously contained very old cognacs. The whisky is then bottled at 46.1% abv without chill-filtration.
Aromas of flaky, buttery pastries and brioche fill the nose, with toasted malts and baking spices making their way in. Complex yet balanced, this whisky is full-bodied and appears to be more woody and grassy on the palate, balanced with vanilla and nutmeg. A subtle finish, the soft spices and sweet notes from the old Cognac casks linger on.