Save the date: THURSDAY OCT 6TH @ 7:30PM – RSVP
Discover the Whiskies of Michel Couvreur in your Sai Kung Wine Shop
The Wine Guild, 21 Po Tung Road, Sai Kung
Michel Couvreur, originally from Belgium, arrived in Burgundy in the 50’s from where he took frequent trips to England and Scotland to sell wine.
In 1956 Michel Couvreur moved to England and in 1964 to Scotland where he became involved in the production process of whisky made from a selection of the most ancient strains of cereals and using extremely rare sherry casks.
The industry was changing in the whisky production and the old methods were being replaced by new cheaper ones. The old sherry casks traditionally used were replaced by steel or plastic so Michel returned to France in the 70’s to be nearer to where the sherry casks originate. He dug his own cellar in the hillsides of Bouze-les-Beaune, about midway between the Andalusian vineyards and the Scottish Highlands. His scotch matures there in these rare sherry casks; Pedro Ximenez and/or Palomino.
The cellar is a 500 foot tunnel with galleries, kept humid by natural springs running through it. A small room far from any light called “the paradise” shelters some rare, old and elegant nectar, carefully kept in sealed demijohns.
Thanks to the choice of cask and a delicate dance of maturation between dry and damp places, Michel Couvreur whiskies are incredibly flavorful, intense and soft all at the same time, a style and nobility acquired following many years of ageing in these oak and sherry casks.
Check our Selection available on Thursday (more available in catalogue):
THE UNIQUE 4 years in french oak barrels
OVERAGED MALT WHISKY 12 to 27 years french oak barrels
PALE SINGLE SINGLE Oak Wood over 12 years in french oak barrels
CANDID MALT WHISKY aged in Pedro Ximenes Media Botas casks- distilled in 2006
SPECIAL VATTING over 12 years old in french Oak Wood
tasting fee is HKD100 – RSVP