Articles Tagged: Cognac

Doolittle Raiders to Enjoy 1896 Hennessy Cognac

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We recently read about the final reunion of the Doolittle Raiders who were celebrating the 71st anniversary of their attack on Japan.  The Doolittle Raiders were 80 brave men who launched an attack on mainland Japan from an aircraft carrier in retaliation for Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.  Not only did these brave men lift the spirit of a nation recovering from Pearl Harbor, they managed to survive a virtual suicide mission.  Launching from an … Read more

D’usse Cognac VSOP Review

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D’usse Cognac VSOP is the lastest offering from Bacardi’s Chateau de Cognac, the Cognac house that produces Baron Otard.  This is not your ordinary bottle of Cognac.  It’s producers have gone for a completely different look on the bottle.  It’s a bit gothic, a bit midieval with a double cross on a squat bottle with a glass topper.  It looks pretty bad-ass for a Cognac.  I guess that this is your granddad’s Cognac.  Oh, and … Read more

Camus Cognac Cider

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Warm up this Holiday Season with a cider specifically for grown-ups to enjoy.

Farm to bottle with Grey Goose

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I was recently immersed in the story of Grey Goose Vodka.  A key part of the story is the “creation” of the vodka, itself.  I am sure you are thinking, “creating vodka is simple, why tell us about it?”  Admittedly, that was my initial reaction. What could Grey Goose possibly show me but a huge industrial distillery and some slick marketing.

I was wrong!

What I discovered standing in the wheat fields of Picardy, France … Read more

Chez Goose

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Rumjito

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Celebrate National Rum Day with this classically twisted cocktail!… Read more

Champagne Cocktail

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Tomorrow is Bastille Day! In honor of French Independence Day, this week’s drink is the Champagne Cocktail. The Champagne Cocktail combines two of France’s best contributions to the world of booze – Champagne and Cognac! While the recipe says that the Cognac is optional, it really isn’t. The drink is much better with Cognac, but seriously, what isn’t? So, raise a toast to the French – Viva La France!… Read more

Bonjour, Bonheur

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A tribute to National Cognac Day!

This recipe was created by Head Bartender Joshua Pearson, at Sepia in Chicago, for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic live cocktail competition host Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) and The Cognac Trade Board (BNIC).… Read more

Celebrate National Cognac Day

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It might be hard to believe today, but cognac was as popular through the end of the 19th century as vodka is today! In fact, cognac was the original “must have” spirit and it was hard for cognac producers to meet demand. In the 17th century, the Dutch ruled the oceans and went from country to country trading wares. The Dutch realized that the wine they traded frequently spoiled on the voyage but the brandewijn, … Read more

DeKuyper Distillery Talks To DOTW

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This week we sat down with Marc de Kuyper, an 11th generation distiller in the DeKuyper Distillery.  de Kuyper spoke to us about his company’s launch of Mandarine Napoleon XO, a limited-edition of their Mandarine Napoleon line made with rare, aged cognac. We covered a number of topics including my love of lychee and DeKuyper’s Kwai Feh liqueur that is currently unavailable in the United States.

Drink of the Week (DOTW):  How does it … Read more

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