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PIQUE-NIQUE SUMMER '22

MICRO CUVÉE

HEADLINE FACTS

TITLE Pique-Nique Summer '22
MATURATION 1429 DAYS OR 3 YEARS, 10 MONTH 29 DAYS
ASSEMBLAGE DATE 7 December 2021
Bottled 28 April 2022
ABV 50%
For Market Online
No. OF BOTTLES 650

PIQUE-NIQUE SUMMER ’22

Golden meadow, babbling brook, zephyr breeze, azure sky; a lazy, hazy dejeuner sur l’herbe under dappled relief, a blanket on the grass & time on one’s hands. Pique-Nique is an occasional, lighthearted, seasonal dram created with only such frivolous bucolic pleasures in mind – this is a new expression of Head Distiller Ned’s little summer pudding of Single Farm Origin synthesis.

Note: For 2022, we intended to release only 1,200 bottles – as the labels, which are created in advance, state. However – and we’re absolutely not blaming Head Distiller Ned’s use of a calculator – we only made enough for 650 bottles, or thereabouts…

THE GROWERS

Evan McDonnell Mortarstown
Peter Cummins Ballykelly
Sean & Pierce Cousins Kilmore Quay
Francis & Philip Kehoe Lacken
Barry Ashmore Blackcastle
Kenneth Ashmore Knockroe
Henry Yeats Ballywilliam
Thomas Kehoe Coolagh Farm

BARLEY VARIETIES

A Pique-Nique... On Islay?

Last year, we managed to smuggle the first edition of Pique-Nique to our founder and CEO Mark Reynier, whilst at home on Islay.

YEAST & WATER

FERMENTATION TIME 147
Production water Volcanic Aquifer

Head Distiller's Observations

Appearance: Rose gold with tear drop oils.

Nose: Perfumed elegance, lavender, barley dust, white chocolate, red apple peel, mandarin orange, fresh cut grass, fruity bubble gum.

Taste: Dry pear, light spice, ripe banana, biscoff, mouth puckering, dark chocolate, cherry cola, sultanas, barley sugar, bell pepper, fruit cake.

Finish: Dry, lingering light spice, chewable, light clove.

cask no. cask type cask fill cooperage fill date farm
Archive Storage Pique-Nique 2021 Assemblage 450 Various - 7 cask blend 26 July 2021 Various
4718 Premium French 224.17 Taransaud 15 May 2017 Ballywilliam
5855 Vin Doux Naturel 220.43 Laurent Vives 28 October 2016 Coolagh Farm

Composition

60% PREMIUM FRENCH OAK
40% VIN DOUX NATUREL