Spirit of the Month: April 2018
We choose our Spirit of the Month to highlight some of the greatest spirits in the world. Some of them are age-old classics, some of them are great new releases, but whatever it is, you can be sure that it's something we love. This month we've chosen:
Camus Cuvée CognacPlease wait Please wait
Camus is one of the most highly regarded names in the Cognac world, and the Cuvée bottling is a fine example. Rich and aromatic, it will strike a chord with rum and whisky drinkers, with its sweet spice and full-bodied style. This would be a great pairing with a chocolate dessert, or simply enjoyed on its own after dinner. A Cognac that makes a statement.
From Stuart Peskett
(The Whisky Exchange)
- Nose: Heady and aromatic, with notes of violets, incense and sandalwood, along with richer notes of Demerara sugar, honey, cinnamon and clove. Exotic and alluring.
- Palate: Big, rich spice from the word go, with punchy cinnamon and clove along with black pepper and toasty oak. Full-bodied and mouthfilling but the honey reappears to soften the palate.
- Finish: Soft honeyed fruits on the finish, as well as pepper and spice in a well-balanced finale.
Founded in 1863, Camus is the largest Cognac house that remains family owned. It began exporting Cognac to the UK just seven years later, and by 1910 was sending bottles to the Tsar of Russia. Much of its eau-de-vie is from the tiny Borderies region, known for its aromatic style, with violet the predominant note. Camus is also known for its innovative releases, including its Ile de Ré Cognac which has a maritime, coastal character.