Belgium is the country of beer. It is therefore not surprising that many of our national single malts are made by (or at the request of ...) breweries, the beginning of the process being similar. Examples ? Gouden Carolus (Het Anker), Kempisch Vuur (Pirlot Brouwerij), Wild Weasel (Brouwerij Wilderen), or even San Graal (De Graal Brouwerij).
The De Graal brewery, located in Brakel in East Flanders (his mayor is a well-known figure in Belgian politics: Alexander De Croo), was founded in 2002 by Wim Saeyens and his wife, Geertrui. In the first year, they were brewing 20,000 liters, compared with 150,000 today.
For their 10th anniversary, they decided to make a single malt at the base of one of their brews. There you go …
Year of distillation: 2007? - Barrels used: Bourbon barrels Four Roses - Distilled at the Braeckman distillery in Oudenaarde.
NOSE: floral and fruity at the same time, apple, pear, citrus, vanilla;
MOUTH: Fruity, because of the high alcohol content, it is very powerful at first, before giving way to great sweetness. It's a tasting whiskey, not a festive whiskey. So, it is tasted, it is not drunk ...;
FINAL: very long and very soft. It is, ultimately, a whiskey easy to taste.
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