About Nelcius Premium Single Malt French Whisky
The 400-hectare Laujac estate is located in the heart of the Médoc region of France. With its roots dating to Gallo-Roman times, the neoclassical Chateau was built in 1810. The estate's winemaking business thrived under the Cruse family for several generations until the beginning of the 20th century. After 2 world wars and several natural disasters, Bernard Cruse took over in 1957. With only 8 hectares of vines remaining, he took it upon himself to revive the vineyards and modernize the entire operation.
In 2012, 55 vintages later, his daughter Vanessa and his son-in-law René-Philippe Duboscq took over, continuing to invest in the vineyards, raising the quality, while respecting the environment. Today, René-Philippe carries on his family tradition both as a wine producer and horse breeder, as well as whisky maker. The Nelcius whisky brand is a tribute to his father's horse of the same name that won the Prix du Jockey Club in 1966.
Nelcius Single Malt French Whisky is 100% French, meaning that the barley is grown, malted, and distilled in France. The whisky is double-distilled through small Carle-style stills, ensuring the preservation of delicate flavors and intense aromas. Then, the spirit is matured in their own wine barrels. After 2 years of aging in French oak, the whisky is finished in Château Laujac’s AOC Médoc wines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Merlot varieties for another year. The whiskies are then blended and bottled at 90 proof.
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