Barrel & Batch Whisky Co-op was born out of the wish two friends has of getting their hands on ‘the good stuff’, the good stuff being single cask whiskies which are usually snapped up by big retail/hotel chains and casinos. And what a cask they managed to get their hands on this time!
"Jean Arnaud is our good friend and manager at Michel Couvreur. He shared many delicious samples with us but this cask stood out. Ray commented that it tasted like his favourite Michel Couvreur Candid expression's big brother. Jean replied 'Yes! It is Candid's Grand Frère'.
Grand Frère' a 13 year old heavily peated sinlge malt cask strength from First Fill Oloroso Butt - Equipo Navazos. his whisky is everything that a Christmas whisky should be. Ruby red like Santa's nose after all of those free drinks, pipe smoke balanced with dark fruits from the Oloroso cask and at 58% ABV it has the richness of Christmas cake." - Barrel & Batch Whisky Co-op