Brian Maule

Brian's Blog

Show Hide Filters

Categories

Archive

  • 08 Nov
    2016

    Courvoisier VS Spirit of the Month November 2016

    Posted by Carlee Wilson

    Courvoisier is the only cognac house to have entire control of it's production process from grape to glass. It uses only the finest grapes of the region. 

    As stipulated in French Appelation controls, Cognac can only be produced by using, Columbard, Folle Blanche or Ugni Blanc.  At courvoisier, grapes are harvested at their peak at summers end.

    Courvoisier is one of the few houses that distills 'on the lees' this technique requires leaving the yeast residue, which can round and soften flavours. Distillation takes place 24 hours a day from November to March only.

    Once distilled, liquid is aged in handcrafted barrels made from the finest French Oak.  All cognac is aged for a minimum of two and a half years.

    Six master blenders then take over and blend and further age the liquid to replicate flavours that reflect a 200 year long brand history.  Better them than us! Here's their tasting note for Courvoisier

    The fusion of younger and older cognacs gives Courvoisier VS a fruity, delicate taste and a bouquet filled with ripe fruit and spring flowers.

    Ripe fruits: The chalky soil in Fins Bois delivers a hint of ripened fruits that is its signature aroma.

    Spring Flowers: Inhale deeply for the bouquet of spring flowers, which is a hallmark of grapes harvested at their peak from the Fins Bois crus.

    Fresh Oakiness: The rich, fresh oak bouquet is controlled throughout the ageing process to make sure it doesn’t dominate the young cognac.

    This cognac will feature at our November 12th Cocktail Lunch Event...to book call us now...0141 248 3801 space is limited! Alternatively, join us soon and propose a toast with us to one of the most prestegious Cognac's in history....Cheers!

    Try this recipe for a delicious Espresso Martini

     Courvoisier Espresso Martini

    35ml Courvoisier V.S.O.P

    20ml Fresh coffee,

    10ml Coffee liqueur

    5ml cacao dark,

    5ml sugar syrup

    Shake and fine strain into a martini glass.

    Garnish with 3 coffee beans / chocolate dusting

     

    .Esp Mart

  • Newsletter Sign-up