French Whisky

French whisky got its start only in 1987, and since then the country has grown to boast more than 40 different distilleries, located all over the country. Stylistically, France makes all manner of whisky styles, though it tends toward both blends and single malts, and wine cask aging and/or finishing are popular. French whiskies tend toward sweeter, fruitier, and lighter styles, driven perhaps by the country’s history as the primary producer of brandy.

Top French Whisky Posts:

Brenne Ten French Single Malt Whiskey
Vulson White Rhino Rye
Armorik Breton Single Malt French Whisky – Classic, Double Matured, Sherry Finish (2016)
Bastille 1789 Blended French Whisky

Review: Bastille 1789 Blended French Whisky

By Christopher Null | May 27, 2012 |

This isn’t our first encounter with French whisky (see also Armorik, here), although it claims to be the “first hand-crafted whisky from France.” Compared to the Armorik, Bastille 1789 (the year of the French Revolution, in case your history is rusty) is a world away. Crafted in the Cognac region on the western border of…

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Review: Armorik Breton Single Malt French Whisky

By Christopher Null | September 2, 2011 |

Cognac may be the national spirit of France, but doggone it, the Gauls make whisky, too. Single malt whisky, and a pretty good one at that, courtesy of Armorik, a distillery located in Brittany, on the far northwestern tip of the country, wedged between the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay…

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