Two new Small Batch Releases for Le comptoir Irlandais – Cognac & Fino

The French whisky shop Le comptoir Irlandais had already released three exclusive Kilchoman Small Batch bottlings from 2019 to 2021 under the name Exclusive Selection. This was the first time Kilchoman bottled Small Batch releases for a single retailer and not the national importer. In the meantime, there are other examples of this in Germany and the USA.

Now two new small batch releases have been released for Le comptoir Irlandais. The special thing about the two bottlings are the casks used: for the first time, a Cognac and a Fino Sherry cask were used for a Kilchoman Small Batch Release.

As is well known, the basis of the whiskies of the series of Small Batch Releases for selected markets, which started in 2019, is an already finished Machir Bay vatting or Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting, i.e. a whisky with 46% alcohol strength, which was previously matured for 3-5 years predominantly in bourbon barrels and 5-15% in oloroso sherry casks. This vatting is then married with an additional special cask – here, as already mentioned, a cognac and a fino cask for the first time.

In contrast to the previous three releases, this time the English series title was used and the name of the shop Le comptoir Irlandais was mentioned on the label.

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Le comptoir Irlandais Small Batch – Cognac

Cask types: 70 % Bourbon Barrels / 5 % Oloroso Sherry / 25 % Cognac Cask

Age: NAS

Bottled: 20.9.2022

Strength: 50,6 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of bottles: 1.260

Bottle volume: 0,7 l

Bottle code: SB 20.09.22 22/155

Barcode: 5 060210 706487

Market: France

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Le comptoir Irlandais Small Batch – Fino

Cask types: 70 % Bourbon Barrels / 5 % Oloroso Sherry / 25 % Fino Sherry

Age: NAS

Bottled: 21.9.2022

Strength: 49,2 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Number of bottles: 1.260

Bottle volume: 0,7 l

Bottle code: SB 21.09.22 22/154

Barcode: 5 060210 706470

Market: France

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