Famille Naud

French spirits producer Famille Naud will be exhibiting at Imbibe Live in London for the first time this summer. At booth B92, the family’s master distiller knowledge and passion will be showcased to the professional public, which in the eyes of Famille Naud, has become more insightful and conscientious over the past years. The team …

The Cresent City Crusta

Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London is celebrating National Cognac Day today by serving a cognac-based cocktail called The Cresent City Crusta. Inspired by one of the earliest cocktails coming out of New Orleans, the Brandy Crusta, this modern take draws on American jazz musician Louis Armstrong. With a base of Rémy Martin 1738 married with …

Martell Blue Swift

A new cognac finished in ex-bourbon casks has been released by the House of Martell – the first spirit of its kind to enter the market. Martell Blue Swift is made traditionally by maturing a VSOP cognac in French oak casks but it is then, unusually, finished for an unspecified time in bourbon barrels sourced …

Paul Lougrat from High Water in London is to represent the UK in Paris after winning the national final of a cocktail competition run by Courvoisier cognac. He was announced as UK winner of the third annual Toast of Paris International Cocktail Competition after facing six other bartenders at the final at Artesian bar at …

cognac

The world of cognac, from tastings to food pairing and cocktails, is to be explored at a trade-only event in London on February 6. The Cognac Experience takes place at TT Liquor in Shoreditch, organised by the UK Cognac Bureau, the UK office of the industry’s Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC). It will bring …

Renault Avec cognac

A new cognac has been launched by Renault that has been specifically developed for drinking with coffee. Called Avec after the French word for “with”, it has enhanced notes of roasted mocha and vanilla and a structure that is smooth and round, making it a perfect partner for coffee. Developed by Renault’s cellar master David …

tesseron extreme cognac

Spirit Cartel has taken on distribution of Tesseron Cognac for the UK to exploit a “burgeoning cognac revival” that they believe is imminent. The cognacs are made entirely from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne regions, using the three grape varietals of Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche and Colombard. The range is almost …

BNIC food pairing app

Cognac producers have developed a new app that will help bars and restaurants to come up with ideas to pair the spirit with food. Under the name of Cognac Pairing, it has been put together with 45 tasting experts from around the world, including chefs and sommeliers, who have come up with pairings for dishes …

Cognac Larsen Extra Or

Cognac Larsen is launching a new ultra-premium XO expression made with a blend of the house’s oldest and finest eaux-de-vie. Extra Or has been created by Larsen’s master blender, Robert Andrieux, using eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne areas to bring finesse, subtlety and elegance plus eaux-de-vie from the Fins Bois for rich, …

Espresso Martini_Courvoisier VSOP

Maxxium UK has embarked on a new engagement programme with top-end bars and restaurants in London focusing on its super-premium drinks brands. The initiative is being spearheaded by a dedicated luxury sales team within the drinks company’s London division, which was created to reflect the evolving spirits market and highlight the super-premium spirits offering. Its …