Celebrating craftsmanship on World Cognac Day with Bisquit & Dubouché

On this World Cognac Day – celebrated on June 4, 2022 – we celebrate the versatility, complexity and craftsmanship that go into every bottle of Bisquit & Dubouché.

Cognac is one of the best spirits in the world and can only be made from a very specific white grape variety – ugni blanc – which is grown mainly in vineyards located in a demarcated region in the south-west of France, where the city of Cognac is located. .

Cognac is an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC), which means that its production must meet certain rigorous requirements and follow a specific methodology, which includes the pressing of the grapes, the 1st distillation, a 2n/a distillation, aging and blending.

Double distillation is a key step in the production of cognac.

The grapes are picked at the end of September and are lightly pressed immediately after harvest, to create a very aromatic and acidic wine.

The wine is then distilled twice in a specific Charentais copper still, called analambic.

In the second distillation, the first part of the distillate (the head) and the last part of the distillate (the tail) are separated and removed from the liquid, leaving behind the middle part (the heart).

Then the heart is aged to evolve into cognac.

Using Alexandre Bisquit’s original distillation method, Bisquit & Dubouché does not distill based on fixed parameters, such as timing, as other cognac brands do.

Instead, Bisquit & Dubouché’s distinctive distillation method is highly aesthetically and emotionally driven, relying heavily on intuition, experience, smell and mouthfeel, enhancing extraction scents and flavors when collecting the heart.

Distillers wait for the precise moment to cut, guided by deep knowledge and intuition while continually tasting and smelling the liquid to ensure it has the signature Bisquit & Dubouché aromatic notes with a strong floral and fruity concentration.

They retain the “heart” of the cognac longer than other traditional cognac brands and only cut the “tails” by hand at the very end of the process, which requires the utmost skill and sensitivity and is only achievable. only with years of practice.

The longer distillation method allows for more intense aromatic expression and a smoother texture. This is the only way to extract a more concentrated aroma and to obtain the inimitable smoothness for which Bisquit & Dubouché is renowned.

Its taste is described as fruity, with a discreet sweetness and specific notes of honey, fig and black fruits.

So whether you’re enjoying your cognac neat, on the rocks or in a signature cocktail, take a moment to appreciate and celebrate the heritage and craftsmanship of cognac this World Cognac Day, a glass of Bisquit & Dubouché in hand. .

Bisquit & Dubouché’s offering includes VS, VSOP and XO

For more information on Bisquit & Dubouché, visit: @bisquitafrica, www.bisquitdubouche.com and www.camparigroup.com.

Sharon D. Cole