Whisky Advocate says:
In the frenetic world of French whiskies, Alfred Giraud is quietly pushing the boundaries. The Giraud family has been making and aging cognac for generations, and is now putting that expertise into premium French whisky. For Voyage, cellar master Gaetan Mariolle began to experiment with French robinia casks, a wood that has occasionally been used for wine, but not for spirits. He had to be extremely careful to avoid the tannins becoming too intense, but once he was satisfied, the stock was blended with sweeter sauternes cask-matured single malt. Next, they undertook their first finishing experiment, mellowing the blend in XO cognac casks of limousin oak for 6 months. Suffice to say, Voyage is scarce, with only four or five barrels a year. Rarer still is Intrigue, a new triple malt aged in their signature very old cognac casks, with a small influence of new American oak and some new French oak from the family’s forestry operations in limousin. The blend was then divided into a sauvignon blanc cask and an undisclosed “magic” cask, which previously contained a 65 year old product so unique that they decided to keep it a secret to prevent imitation. Subsequently, this is a unique and unrepeatable whisky, sold exclusively through the Alfred Giraud U.S

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