KORNOG Over 10 Years ARTIST 10TH Anniversary International


France, Single Malt – 59.5%, 70cl — Single Cask #12101, Bourbon Barrel Limited edition of 124 bottles — LMDW Exclusive

Located in Pleubian, in Côtes d’Armor, the Glann ar Mor distillery (which means “seaside” in Breton) was founded by Martine and Jean Donnay in 1999. It produces two types of single malts, the first, Glann ar Mor, is unpeated, and the second, Kornog, highly peated. In June 2020, the distillery was bought by the Charente company Maison Villevert. This absolutely outstanding version reveals rare fullness. With remarkable balance, it invites us to bite into peat that is constantly nourished by the other ingredients of the aroma and flavour palette. Poetic, sensitive and charming, Jean Donnay likes to say it is ‘born from fire and raised by the wind’. My associate from 20 Rue d’Anjou, Salvatore Mannino, is reminded of a Lagavulin that has ventured through the lands of Laphroaig.


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Tasting Notes

Colour : Deep golden yellow

Nose : Fresh, complex. Overflowing with ripe fruit (pear, apple, plum), a very delicate peat hovers over a first nose that is also herbaceous (cut hay), floral (lily of the valley, carnation) and vegetal (tobacco). Allowed to breathe, the fruity register is enriched with citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit), as medicinal notes (tiger balm) and smoke rings harmoniously accompany more exotic aromas (roasted pineapple, banana). With time, it becomes increasingly honeyed.

Palate : Refined, distinguished. First, bourbon vanilla and coconut milk bring lots of creaminess to the attack. Very quickly, however, a rooty (gentian), empyreumatic (sleet) and salty peat siezes the entire palate. This is accompanied by intense smoke and flavours of smoked bacon and Guémené andouille sausage. At the end of the palate, the same fruits from the nose come to the surface of the flavour palette (pear, apple, pineapple).

Finish : Long, elegant. From the start of the finish, peat is omnipresent. With impressive power and in turn oily, fruity (pear), floral (lily), mentholated, herbaceous, vanilla, salty, spicy and camphoric, the finish adds rhythm to the tasting. Later, notes of agave and coriander bring lots of freshness to the very end of the palate, bringing relief to the extraordinary maturity of this Kornog. With lots of originality, on the retro-nasal olfaction, soot and ash further transcend the fruity (Mirabelle plum, canary melon) and milky (coconut) character. The empty glass is a perfect summary of the nose and palate.

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Weight 1.170 kg

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