Speyside whisky producer Glen Moray has released Twisted Vine – a single malt whisky matured in Cognac casks – as an an addition to Glen Moray’s range of whiskies matured in ex-cognac casks. Glen Moray Twisted Vine was bottled at 40% alcohol by volume [80 proof] and is said to offer notes of coffee, nuts, […]
Camus has released Camus Saint-Aulaye Special Finish Cognac – made from grapes grown in the Saint-Aulaye area of France and one of the last villages in the Dordogne region that retains its Cognac appellation. Wines from Saint-Aulaye area grapes are distilled in 2,500-liter pot stills, resulting in eaux-de-vie that are then poured into fine grain […]
Rejoice! Writers’ Tears has released Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Deau XO Cognac Cask Finish. Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Deau XO Cognac Cask Finish is a triple-distilled, blend of single malt and single pot still whiskey finished for nine months in 12 French Limousin oak casks that held Deau XO Cognac for 10 to 15 years, […]
Woodford Reserve – one of the best affordable Bourbons currently on the market – has unveiled the not-so-affordable Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition [and is the first Bourbon to be bottled in a crystal decanter by famed French manufacturer Baccarat]. The Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition has been finished in a variety of Cognac casks for three […]
The Glenlivet has revealed their Captain’s Reserve – a single malt finished in Cognac casks. The Glenlivet’s Captain’s Reserve is a tribute to Captain William Smith Grant, the great-grandson of George Smith, founder of The Glenlivet. The Glenlivet’s Captain’s Reserve is available globally for $65 per bottle.
Hennessy is continuing its “Wild Rabbit” advertising campaign of their cognac with a feature on world champion cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor who became the first African American to win a world championship way back in 1899. Marshall “Major” Taylor was born in Indiana, Indianapolis in 1878 and began racing professionally at the ripe old age […]
Cognac Renault has released a new cognac they are calling Avec, that has been created to drink with coffee – which they figure will go over big in the Scandinavian countries where cognac and coffee go together like peanut butter and jelly. Avec uses so-called “brasero toasting” where casks are inundated in steaming water three […]
Premium cognac brand, Courvoisier, has released their Sherry Cask Finish – a cognac matured in ex-sherry casks. Courvoisier Sherry Cask Finish was first aged in French Limousin oak casks before moving on to their finishing maturation in ex-sherry casks and eventually being bottled at 40% alcohol by volume [80 proof]. Courvoisier Sherry Cask Finish is […]