2021 Best French Single Malt, World Whiskies Awards
The Yeun Elez has been matured in a mix of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, with the barley peated to around 50ppm.
“Located in the Monts d’Arrée, in the heart of the Armorica Natural Park, the Yeun Elez is a swamp considered in Breton legends as the Gateway to Hell. According to the legend reported by Anatole le Braz, it is here that one came to reject into hell the evil souls who haunted the living. Tadic-Coz knew the secret and the ritual of locking the souls of ghosts in the body of a black dog. He instructed the young Jobic to guide the dog towards the door of the Underworld. The latter, going from presbytery to presbytery, led the black dog to the rector of Commana. Together, at sunset, they threw the black dog into the Yeun Elez swamp, condemning the ghost to hell.”