A Taste of France: Cognac & Cigars

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A Taste of France: Cognac & Cigars

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A Taste of France: Cognac & Cigars

Thursday, September 14 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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What: "A Taste of France: Cognac & Cigars" (Cognac, Armagnac & French Single Malt)
When: September 14, 2017 (Thursday) @ 7:00 PM
Where: Maxwell’s Cigar Bar, 460 Chambers St., Woodstock, GA 30188 - Phone: (770) 627-2006
Why: Learn, Appreciate & Enjoy… Single Malt
Who: Jack Smith, C.S.S., President
Metro Atlanta Scotch Club
Wallet: $30 Advanced Online Purchase/$30 At the Door

WHISKY MENU: 3 Cognacs, 1 Armagnac & 1 French Single Malts
1. AUGIER L'Océanique Cognac / 40.1% ABV / Bois Ordinaires (V.S. Cognac) / IB: Saint Georges d' Oléron Distillery / Brand Owner: Cognac Augier (Spirits Partners S.A.S./Pernod-Ricard S.A.) / France (Island of Oléron)
2. AUGIER Le Singulier Cognac / 41.7% ABV / Fine Champagne / IB: Unknown Distillery / Brand Owner: Cognac Augier (Spirits Partners S.A.S./Pernod-Ricard S.A.) / France
3. AUGIER Le Sauvage Cognac / 40.8% ABV / Petite Champagne / IB: Unknown Distillery / Brand Owner: Cognac Augier (Spirits Partners S.A.S./Pernod-Ricard S.A.) / France
4. MARQUIS DE MONTESQUIOU Armagnac / 8 Years Old / 40% ABV / Armagnac (VSOP) / IB: Unknown Distillery / Brand Owner: Cognac Augier (Spirits Partners S.A.S./Pernod-Ricard S.A.) / France
5. BRENNE French Single Malt / ‘Estate Cask’ / NAS / 40% ABV / Barrel #269 / IB: Distillerie Brunet / Brand Owner: Allison Patel / Dist Owner: Stéphane Brunet / France (Cognac)

Quelle folie! (“What a crazy thing to do!”) Be that as it may, our tasting features the best tasting Cognac of which I’ve had the pleasure taste… and a fine Armagnac and a delicious French single malt… for $30! Augier is truly a small batch Cognac. How small? Each expression is from small 100-year-old vineyards which are visited by a mobile still shortly after the annual harvest, pressing and fermentation. Upon the completion of the distillation, the mobile still moves on to the next small vineyard. The resulting Cognac is unique to the point of there being nothing like it. I compare it to fine aperitif style single malt as its nose is closer to that of a whisky than that of a cognac. The Marquis de Montesquiou family’s written history goes back to the 11th century and Armagnac to the 14th. Again, it’s the best Armagnac that I’ve ever tasted. Our last dram will be Brenne, a French single malt distilled at a 90-year-old distillery in Cognac, France and aged in toasted French Limousine oak barriques for circa 7 years. As we’re in for a lovely evening, grab a friend and head on over to Maxwell’s on September 14.

The Fine Print

Must be at least 21; government issued photo ID required.


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