Moment Prestige is an eleven year old whisky aged on casks of French oak that previously held wine from the artisinal Champagne producer Philipponnat.
When making Champagne, Philipponnat only uses the finest grapes, mainly from Premier and Grand cru vineyards, and then let parts of the wine age on oak casks.
To the whisky, these casks bring crisp notes of white wine, grapefruit, bread and toasted oak.
The youngest part of the whisky has been aged between the years 2006 – 2017, and the oldest part, which makes up 40% of the total volume, was aged between the years 2004 – 2017.
NOSE Fruity, vinous notes and a herbal spiciness together with vanilla, toasted oak, pearfudge, warm grapes, white pepper, anise, ginger and cardemom.
TASTE Oak and prominent notes of white grapes and grapefruit. Spicy and herbal notes of eucaplyptus, anise and vanilla. The texture is medium thick.
AFTERTASTE The aftertaste is long with tangible vinous notes of champage that’s moving towards dry notes of oak.