Corsican whisky tasting at Domaine Mavela

corsican distillery – off the beaten track
Corsican whisky tasting at Domaine Mavela

Founded in the late 19th century, the Mavela distillery has ventured into whisky production alongside their plum and other local fruit spirits.

Located in the heart of the Aleria Plain, the Mavela distillery is surrounded by orchards and vineyards. In 2000, its owner embarked on the production of whiskey. Made with the island's spring-water and matured in Muscat casks, connoisseurs recognise Corsican whisky as having quite original aromas. As for the brandies, they follow a very precise harvest schedule, and remain a speciality of the distillery. These harvests include raspberry, pear, and grapes in the spring and summer, plum and chestnut in autumn, and finally citron and myrtle in winter.

One of the distillery's whiskies – their P&M 7-year-old single malt, to be consumed in moderation – obtained a prestigious award in 2014, ranking it fifth in the world, and P&M spirits are now found in wine shops throughout the country.

Domaine Mavela – P&M Corsican Whisky
U Licettu
20270 Aléria

+33 (0)4 95 56 60 30