Review: Fils Du Roy New Brunswick Single Malt / by Jason Hambrey

3 yrs
100% Malted Barley
Distiller Fils du Roy (Petit-Paquetville, New Brunswick)

This is a single malt made in a French speaking region of New Brunswick, with an incredibly passionate distiller, Sebastien Roy, who started the brewery and distillery with his family in his spare time. It is somewhat old fashioned, with small stills and not a lot of equipment - relying heavily on senses to get everything right with two old fashioned copper pot stills. If you're in the area, a tour would be well worth your while.

Roy has been brewing his whole life, and ventured into distilling starting with absinthe, then on to gin, and now, finally, to whisky.

Review (2018)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: 2017

Prune, raisin, coconut, clove, green pear, apricot, balsamic vinegar, whole wheat flour, caramel with a creamy, porridge-like grain body. There is a really nice tannic edge to the whisky, and it blends beautifully with the spices. Really nice grainy notes, that appear at times with a bit of sharpness, too. The finish is light with some peach cobbler, vanilla, and steel cut oats.

Value: N/A. I’m not sure what this costs. I’d see if you can try before you buy and form your own opinion on if it’s worth purchasing!