Yeun Elez – Limited Edition 2023 – Single Cask
53.1% – 70cl
Maturation :Armorik STR Cask
Availability : 234 bottles
After the successful launch of our first peated whisky in 2020, we were excited to unveil our innovations in this whisky range.
For experimental purposes, the Yeun Elez peated distillate has been matured in a wide variety of casks, each as different as the other. With this limited edition, Armorik presents you the outcome of an unusual aging process.
This limited edition of our Yeun Elez is a Single Cask from cask n°805. Aged in Armorik STR barrels, it was distilled in December 2018 and rested for 4 years in our Breton cellars. An innovation developed by Jim Swan in collaboration with a cooper, STR casks (Shaved toasted, recharred) consist of old casks that have been filled several times with Armorik single malt which are then scraped, toasted and reburned. This process allows to give a second life to old barrels while developing woody, spicy and toasted notes.
Bottled at 53.1° in March 2023, it is limited to 234 bottles.
Powerful and complex. On the first nose, peat takes over with its medicinal flavors over camphor, cloves accompanied by spices. It then evolves towards more sweetness, honey and pastry cream. The traditional fruitiness of Yeun Elez is then illustrated with the banana flambé and the apricot jam.
The palate is ample, rich, mixing open fire and sweetness in an explosion of sweetness: honey candy, vanilla and tarte tatin.
A peppery note lifts the whole and makes the finish endless. The finish develops on grilled/smoked banana and wood fire.