Michel Couvreur was a Belgian independent bottler (passed away in 2013) of single malt scotch (his actual company is located in France – Burgundy) His cellars are located in Bouze-les-Beaune in the heart of Burgundy. Michel ages his single malts for years in sherry butts and then in demijohns or giant bottles kept in total darkness in his vast cellars. This expression is a vatting from 54 whiskies aged more than 12 years (12 to 27 years) in first fill sherry oak casks casks and finished in ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. I’ve heard some good things about MC, but have never tried any of his whiskies. Many thanks to Shai for the sample!
Nose: Creamy vanilla and sweet malty dough. Sweet nutty sherry and citrus with some winter spice.
Palate: Much more wine effect than the nose suggested: big wine notes, milk chocolate , sultanas and nuts. Creamy. Vanilla and caramel candy. We’re here original galore. Plum and leather.
Finish: dates covered with chocolate. Rum.
This is a very nice sherried vatting, not ground breaking or over complex, but easy after meal drinking for sure. You can find stuff like that for cheaper, no doubt, but it’s very enjoyable nonetheless.