INTRIGUE by Alfred GIRAUD
A unique experience of balance, subtlety, and complexity.
INTRIGUE is the first Limited Edition expression from Alfred GIRAUD, with a release of only 2 casks.
This French malt whisky balances two double malts and five cask types into one harmonious masterpiece, with highlights of Sauvignon from Bordeaux, our signature rare cognac casks, and a unique vidange cask that imparts a flavor so intriguing our Master Blender vows to keep it a secret.
Creating INTRIGUE is something of a mystery. An intangible quality that grabs your attention and leaves you wanting more... These little moments of magic inspired our first Limited Edition.
INTRIGUE starts with three distinct single malts that are paired into two double malts before aging. The double malts are married and aged in five different types of casks before bottling. The end result is a harmonious masterpiece with a lively soul and highlights of Sauvignon from Bordeaux, our signature rare cognac casks, and a unique vidange cask that imparts a flavor so intriguing our Master Blender vows to keep it a secret.
Color: Deep radiant gold.
Nose: Round and aromatic leaning towards ripe fruit with a hint of vintage eaux de vie.
Palate: Rich and complex; full-flavored with notes of grass and grapefruit from the Sauvignon Blanc cask. Paired perfectly with the moderate and elegant sweetness of candied fruits that appear on the palate after a few moments.
Finish: Warm and inviting with a long and complex finish balancing high aromatic concentration and strength.
Character: Rich and Complex
Blend: Triple Malt, Quintuple Wood
Casks: Sauvignon, cognac, French oak, American oak, a secret cask
One Time Release: Single Release of 2 Casks
Filtration: Non-chill filtered