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Cognac Grand Champagne de France – Maison Ferrand
“Selection des Anges” means something along the lines of “the choice of the angels”. Here we truly have a cognac that makes the angels sing! “Selection des Anges” naturally also brings to mind the annual evaporation, which in the spirits world is called “the share of the angels”. And since this cognac from Pierre Ferrand matures over many years in Ferrand’s cool cellars, the angels over Angeac manage to absorb a not inconsiderable amount over the years. A downright heavenly digestif.
The cognac is bottled at 41.8% alcohol in an exclusive and amazingly detailed decanter, which is also delivered in a nice gift box.
Colour: Dark amber.
Scent: A bombastic scent of jasmine, honeysuckle, curry herb and vanilla beans.
Tasting notes: Concentrated and intense. Walnuts in syrup, saffron, cedar and ginger.
Serving suggestion: Should be enjoyed neat, preferably sitting in your softest armchair.
Maison Ferrand, led by spirits guru Alexandre Gabriel, is the company behind some of the most essential cognacs, rums and gins in the modern spirits landscape. Under the umbrella there are, among others, Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Plantation Rum and Citadelle Gin, rum under the Kaniché brand and cognac under the name Claude Chatelier. In addition, a number of luxury wines are produced, of which their curaçao in particular has caused excitement in cocktail bars worldwide. The company is broad, but common to every drop is an unwavering dedication to quality.
Maison Ferrand was created with one mission: to preserve the gastronomic treasures of France. Alexandre has made a virtue of breathing life into old and long-forgotten traditions, and the eternally eager Frenchman is known, among other things, for dusting off and buying up old archives from bankrupt houses, in order to learn more about the production methods of the past. But at Ferrand you also understand the value of renewal, and today innovation is valued as highly as tradition. This is clearly seen in the Citadelle Gin brand. Getting permission to distill gin in Cognac required five years of bureaucratic struggle against the area’s stubborn spirit giants.
Since then, the company has spread beyond France’s borders, and today Ferrand is perhaps best known for its series of rums. Under the name Plantation, Alexandre buys rums from many different countries in the Caribbean and stores them in France in cognac casks. In the series there are rums for both the beginner and the connoisseur, for both the daiquiri and the Glencairn glass. In 2017, the company bought the Barbados distillery West Indies Rum Distillery, and now also has its own rum production from scratch.