“MALTAGE THE OLD WAY AND POT STILL DISTILLATION”
Like our other products, our single malt August 17th is distilled in collaboration with a childhood friend of Thierry Van Renterghem, who owns a distillery in Cognac. Thierry visits the distillery several times a year to partake in the process. Beforehand, the barley is harvested in the fields owned by the distillery and the malting takes place on site, according the old tradition. The distillation is done pot still of high quality.
“AGING UNDER PERFECT CONDITIONS”
Aging is the most important step in the process of making whiskey. This is the reason why the quality of our barrels, as well as their preservation conditions is our priority. We only choose oak barrels from 35 years or older, some are even older than 100 years. They are extremely well preserved and previously contained Porto and Cognac. Once filled, they are stored in vaulted cellars under optimum conditions.
“HOMMAGE TO AN EMPEROR”
The head represented on our bottle is that of August 1st, the first Roman emperor. The picture has been painted by Thierry Van Renterghem himself when he worked at the Louvre. But “August 17th” is also a tribute to the Belgian “emperor” of whisky: Michel Couvreur. This great specialist and bottler of whisky, died on August 17, 2013.
August 17th Brutus: a magnificent single cask brut of 5 years of age. It is August 17th’s big brother in a limited edition. Indeed, we produce one barrel a year. This year it reaches 48.1% and will enchant the biggest single malt fans.