HORIZON is Alfred GIRAUD's 1st Single Malt.



Produced with an uncompromising devotion to quality from grain to glass, HORIZON is the first single malt of Alfred GIRAUD. We marry and mature two distinct distillates from our Saint Palais distillery in cognac and new French and American oak casks, creating the aromatic base. In parallel, we age a select number of our whiskies in high-quality casks, including old cognac, Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé and pineau. The final marriage of all these malts matures in old cognac casks. Altogether, a total of fourteen different types of casks infuse their unique qualities into this complex single malt, giving HORIZON the characteristic elegance and balance of the Alfred GIRAUD style.

Tasting notes

Nose: Fresh and elegant - beautifully balanced with well-integrated notes of French oak and soft aromas of ripe grapes.

Palate: Elegant, rich and precise with outstanding freshness, a complex, fruity profile and an ample mouthfeel.

Finish: Subtle and delicate with lingering gourmet notes.

Find out more about Alfred Giraud

With almost a hundred years' experience in the production of some of the most highly prized cognacs, the Giraud family has drawn on its perfect mastery of blending to give birth to a new tradition, that of French malt whisky, both bold and remarkably refined, a subtle balance between nature and human creativity.

Alfred Giraud controls the production of his malts from grain to glass. Convinced that a whisky begins with the best ingredients, no compromises are made when developing his creations in small quantities.

His whiskies are made from the finest French barley, malted in his malting plant in the Hautes Vosges and then distilled at the Saint Palais distillery in Charente Maritime. The Giraud family owns a collection of exceptional casks and a forestry operation in the Limousin region, which they use to mature their whiskies. Blending has run in the veins of this family of cask makers and cellar masters since 1873: it is the heritage, the family heritage is Alfred GIRAUD's greatest asset, making it possible to combine the best malts to give life to a whisky that is greater than the sum of its ingredients, creating a true experience halfway between craft and creation.