Celtic Whisky Distillerie : Unique French Whiskies

Founded in 1997, Celtic Whisky Distillerie is an artisanal distillery in Northern Brittany, located in the Côtes-d’Armor Department, in the commune of Pleubian. This pioneer of French whisky has quickly distinguished itself, among the fifty or so distilleries in France. The traditional distillation and ageing techniques, as well as the location in Brittany, offer ideal conditions for the production of exceptional malted barley whiskies.

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A strong Celtic identity, between land and sea.

Located at the end of the “Sauvage” Peninsula in the Trégor region, Celtic Whisky Distillerie enjoys an exceptional setting that gives it no reason to envy its Celtic cousins in Ireland or Scotland.

This ideal location is great for taking beautiful photos, and it is also particularly well suited for the production of authentic whisky. The famous beverage, for which the Scots and the Irish dispute the paternity, is best matured in a temperate oceanic climate that has mild temperatures throughout the year and a high level of humidity.

Spirits are strongly influenced by the environment. The humidity gives the whisky more roundness and softens the heat of the spirit. “Born by fire and bred by the wind”, the whiskies of Celtic Whisky Distillerie benefit from the four elements. They owe their quality both to the marine environment and to the centuries-old identity of a Celtic land.

 

 

 

 

 

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THERE’S NO BETTER PLACE THAN CELTIC WHISKY DISTILLERIE TO EXPERIENCE CELTIC WHISKIES AND DISCOVER THEIR AUTHENTICITY!

In Larmor-Pleubian in the Côtes-d’Armor, Celtic Whisky Distillerie welcomes fans of premium whiskies and exceptional French products to its shop, which is located near the distillery. Don’t expect to walk into an ordinary shop! You will discover the history and values promoted by an enthusiastic team.

IMMERSED IN AN EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION FULL OF HISTORY AND TRADITION

Although Brittany has many tourist sites that are extremely popular when the weather is fine, it is also full of authentic havens of tranquillity. This is the case with the “Sauvage” Peninsula, where the Celtic Whisky Distillerie was established over 20 years ago. Martine and Jean Donnay, the founders of this French distillery in North Brittany, were attracted by the exceptional site with its ideal oceanic climate for the patient maturation of great Celtic whiskies. They chose to set up their distillery in the farm buildings built in 1668, where the walls are steeped in Celtic legends and Breton traditions.

VALUES AND CRAFTSMANSHIP: THE DNA OF CELTIC WHISKY DISTILLERIE

During your visit, the Celtic Whisky Distillerie team will show you the distinctive characteristics that separate these whiskies from other products on the market. The distillery makes no compromises when it comes to respecting the traditional Celtic methods of production. The two small pot stills are heated over an open flame. Industrial shortcuts that detract from the authenticity of the product are deliberately avoided. Celtic Whisky Distillerie’s single malts are not cold filtered or artificially coloured before bottling. An on-site tasting will convince you of the excellence of the distillery’s single malts, Kornog and Glann Ar Mor.

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French-Style Quality and Authenticity

Natural elements are important, but so are knowledge and a human touch.

Celtic Whisky Distillerie’s approach is based on an uncompromising respect for tradition. The 17th-century farmhouse, which houses the distillery, contains all the equipment necessary for the production of a great whisky in accordance with the customs of the art.

The stills are heated over an open flame for slow distillation. Wooden fermenters (made from Oregon pine) are also used, which, thanks to their indigenous yeasts, provide greater complexity than stainless steel fermenters.

Similarly, the use of copper serpentine condensers gives a richer texture and greater aromatic richness. Finally, the spirit is aged in Bourbon barrels by the sea. Thus, the emphasis is placed on quality, taking advantage of an exceptional environment and artisanal know-how, as opposed to industrialisation and more modern methods.

Whiskies Carried by the Wind

Throughout time, the wind has carried sailors to distant horizons. If they discovered new plants or spices, they were able to use their knowledge to process, transform and distil them.

Charmed by the Glann Ar Mor and Kornog whiskies, Maison Villevert decided to embark on a new adventure by acquiring Celtic Whisky Distillerie in June 2020.

A newcomer to the world of whisky, Maison Villevert is already a leader in the world of exceptional spirits, notably with its G’Vine range of grape-based gins. The brand wishes to follow in the footsteps of the founders of the distillery, Martine and Jean Donnay, and preserve the soul and character of these whiskies. To achieve this, Jean-Sébastien Robicquet, Director of Maison Villevert, has surrounded himself with passionate people, such as Master Distiller, Aël Guégan, to preserve the excellence and Celtic identity of the brand.

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