Distillerie Bertrand Whisky Cask Jaune Marnes du Lias #1 Single Malt
Organic barley mash, unpeated. Minimum 8 years aged in old Arbois, Pupillin and Jura barrels (Jean-François Ganevat)
Each Cask Jaune is aged in a selection of barrels from the towns of Arbois, Pupillin, Rotalier and Mathenay. Rich and generous, this is a whisky full of authenticity and character. It naturally depicts the Jura and explodes the aromatic palate of its wines, its landscapes, its terroir and its gastronomy.
A new approach, a new style, a new taste. The first-born of the whisky Cask Couleur range, it was in 2009 that the Cask Jaune elucidated the know-how of the trailblazing visionary Jean Metzger.
On the nose, the adventurous character of the Jura, nature and walnuts, the perfume of mild chestnut honey and dried fruit are all found in the Cask Jaune, along with the discreet fragrance of cocoa powder. Later, the aromas of marc de raisin for the headier side accentuated by intense floral scents (chamomile). The typicity of the Macvin du Jura comes out too, giving the entirety a gourmet character, sustained by a clean minerality. On the palate, lively, full and fat, enveloping with red fruit and cocoa beans with notes of bourbon and chocolate.
Inspired by the unique riches of the Jura terroir that he particularly liked, by the diversity of the appellations and the native varietals proclaiming their identity, he aged the Cask Jaune whisky in the particular barrels that he selected himself, those of the rare wines he had tasted (vin jaune, Macvin, vin de paille etc.) and the producers he had met.
The only certitude that Jean Metzger had in creating this uncommon product was the sensitivity and exceptional taste he shares with the winegrowers of Franche-Comté.