Bastille "1789" Rare Blended Whisky consists of 50% malted barley and 50% raw grain. In order to attribute to its unique character and complexity, Bastille 1789 Blend is aged in Sauternes and Cognac barrels. It is cold-set to obtain a clear, bright liquid with a beautiful amber color.
For four generations, the Daucourt family has shared a passion for spirits, experience of distillation, rigor of the production and has always imposed themselves at the origin of new deeds (Jean-Marc XO Vodka, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur). Their idea this time was to create a French whisky using the traditional gooseneck pot stills of the family distillery, a typical still of the Charente region.
Their source of inspiration came from their Irish mother with whom they discovered very early the category of whiskies, bourbons and scotch. Jean-Marc, Edouard and Charles Daucourt made their dream a reality by creating a French Whisky and becoming the pioneers in this new spirit category!
Bastille 1789 is the first handcrafted French whisky, offering a unique combination of production methods and a revolutionary flavor experience.
Bastille 1789 is handcrafted in France using a combination of traditional and cutting-edge techniques to extract the natural characteristics from the barrels, water and terroir. French wheat, malted barley, and centuries old limestone are filtered through spring water from southwestern region of France and are then combined, fermented and distilled twice in large copper pot stills. The spirit is then matured in a unique barrel program using a variety of barrels and lengthy ageing process between 5-7 years. Initial maturation occurs in New Limousin Oak, an expensive and high-quality barrel. Additional ageing takes place in Acacia and Cherry barrels to influence the flavor, texture, color and overall experience of Bastille 1789 French Whisky. Named for the year in which the French Revolution occurred, Bastille 1789 is just that… revolutionary.
What Whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for.
Coming in a multitude of styles depending on its origin, Whisk(e)y’s flavors range across the board from the sweet, caramel and vanilla-dominated American Bourbons to the briny, peat-heavy Islay Single Malts from Scotland. Though production methods differ widely, all Whiskeys are made by distilling beer made from some type of grain, such as barley, corn, wheat or rye. After the distillation process is complete, the new, clear spirit is transferred to wooden casks where it matures, a process that can take up to thirty years or more.