Rozelieures "Origins" French Single Malt Whisky - Sendgifts.com
Rozelieures Origins French Single Malt Whisky

Rozelieures Origins French Single Malt Whisky

$140.00

The notion of terroir—the sum of the environmental factors that influence the flavor and character of a wine—is still relatively new to the spirits world, but it’s gaining traction gradually. With Rozelieures Origins French, a line of whiskies from the Grallet Dupic distillery in northeastern France, terroir is put front and center.

Rozelieures Origins French is made in, no surprise, the village of Rozelieures—about 30 miles southeast of Nancy, if you’re up on your French geography. Their website emphasizes how the terroir of the Lorraine region is ideally suited for whiskey production. It’s a major barley-growing region—producing 20% of malting barley grown in France, and exporting some of it to Scotland—and is home to sizable brewing and distilling industries. Grallet Dupic is a 150-year-old grower and distiller of Mirabelle plums; the whisky side of the business dates to the early 2000s.

They’re not the only French distillery making whisky—Warenghem and Glann ar Mor, both in Brittany, are two notable examples—but they do claim to be the only one making peated whisky. All the barley used at Rozelieures is grown in Lorraine, some of it onsite. It’s aged in three different wine storehouses, one of them in a disused military fort dating to the 1870s. The distillery uses a variety of used barrels, from France, Kentucky, and Spain.

The notion of terroir—the sum of the environmental factors that influence the flavor and character of a wine—is still relatively new to the spirits world, but it’s gaining traction gradually. With Rozelieures, a line of whiskies from the Grallet Dupic distillery in northeastern France, terroir is put front and center.

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