Ferrand Réserve Double Cask Cognac
$69.50

Maison Ferrand

Ferrand Réserve Double Cask Cognac

This Cognac has been aged in two types of cask: first in traditional French oak Cognac casks and then in those which previously held a type of French fortified wine called Banyuls (France's answer to Port.) Rich, comforting caramel and vanilla aromas show that there's plenty of oak influence in this Cognac. The palate entices with caramel, cocoa and espresso, leading into a long, fudgy finish with hints of baking spice, orange peel, almond and coconut. Grande Champagne region.

Long ago, Cognac producers used a variety of casks to create a fascinating range of taste and complexity. Crafted in the innovative but methodical manner that is Alexandre Gabriel’s hallmark, Pierre Ferrand Reserve Double Cask single-handedly revives one of the vanished traditions of Cognac: maturing the spirit in different types of casks to enrich flavor and deepen complexity. With this lost tradition in mind, Pierre Ferrand Reserve Double Cask is made of Cognac that has been matured 7 to 10 years in small oak barrels kept in seven different aging cellars (some dry, some humid), which is then blended with 20 year old Cognac. Once blended, the Cognac is placed in rare Banyuls casks and aged in one of Pierre Ferrand’s humid cellars for one year.