Michel Couvreur Candid 70cl
Candid by Michel Courveur is a blended malt from Michel Couvreur, made from Scottish whisky which is aged in cellars in Burgundy using Sherry oak casks. This particular expression is buttery and rich, with plenty of Sherry oak influence - think sun dried raisins and hints of almond oil - with touches of peat running though it.
Michel Couvreur is a Belgium man, making Scotch Whisky in the heart of Burgundy. In the 1950‰Ûªs Michel Couvreur, originally from Belgium, landed in Burgundy and made and marketed wine there. He took frequent trips to England and Scotland where he sold his wine, but was particularly drawn to Scotland for the fabulous fishing and hunting. In 1956, Michel Couvreur moved to England then to Scotland in 1964 where he became involved in the production process of whisky - from the selection of the most ancient strains of cereals to employing extremely rare sherry casks. It became his dream to pursue the passion he had for making a unique Scotch Whisky. Michel returned to France in the 70‰Ûªs to be nearer to where the sherry casks originate and he dug his own cellar in the hillsides of Bouze-les-Beaune. Here, about midway between the Andalusian vineyards and the Scottish Highlands, Michel Couvreur matures his Scotch in these rare sherry casks (Pedro Ximenez and/or Palomino) to produce an exceptional whisky. Michel got a large and humid cellar leads to a 500-foot tunnel with galleries full of natural springs, surrounded by rows of barrels. A small room far from any light called "the paradise" shelters some rare, old and elegant nectar, carefully kept in sealed demijohns.