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Whisky

Installed in Picardy, on the family cereal farm, the DISTILLERIE d’HAUTEFEUILLE transforms the barley grown on our land into an exceptional drinking experience.

Whisky distille

SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR OUR EXCEPTIONAL SINGLE MALT!

At present, the first batches of our whisky are gently maturing for 3 years on our premises in Beaucourt-en-Santerre. The first 250 numbered bottles will be available in December 2020. To whet your appetite, we propose a sample of our “work in progress” whisky together with the ownership title of your bottle. You will receive a presentation box containing : 5cl of new spirit 55%Vol as well as your ownership title for a 50cl single malt 45%Vol bottle to be claimed for Xmas 2020.

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Barley production

Winter

Soil preparation

Spring

Sowing / Agricultural maintenance

Care

Summer

Harvest

Storage on the farm

The barley is grown on the family land.

After the harvest, the cereals are stored on the farm in our silos overlooking the distillery

Malting

Steeping in water

24 hours

Germinating

5 days

Kilning

48 hours

After the dormancy period, our barley is malted using traditional methods, either classic or peated kilning.

Brewing & Fermentation

Milling

Mixing with hot water

Brewing

90 min

Filtration to separate wort from remaining dredges

Cooling

Fermentation

1 week

Our mash is made through an infusion of 600 kilograms of malt.

During the “high temperature” fermentation (25°C), our wort develops its subtle tastes and alcohol (8%Vol. average).

Distillation

Still / Stuptfler® column / Condenser

All our distillations are made in small batches in our Stupfler® still. Its internationally recognized special column reveals all the taste of the distillate.

Maturation

Wood cask maturation

Bottling

Maturation takes place in different casks throughout the years, giving more complexity to the taste of the whisky. Oak barrels are used, ranging from new ones to those having contained cognac, rum or great French wines.

Our privileged relationships with our barrels suppliers ensure that we always obtain the highest quality product.

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