About Specialty Spirits from France

About Specialty Spirits from France
As with wine, French spirits are world famous and of exceptional quality. The types of spirits and liqueurs produced in France reads like a what's what of these categories. There are Cognacs and Armagnacs hat are the most refined and compelling of all brandies. In addition, you have herb liqueurs, spice liqueurs, fruit-based liqueurs, as well as dry and sweet vermouth. Eaux-de-vie, produced from wine grapes as well as fruit from Alsace, are among the best of their type found anywhere. There are also gins produced in France and as of recently, vodka as well. Products such as these may not be as well known as those from other countries, but the fact that they are products of France helps give them instant respect.

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Specialty Spirits

Courvoisier Avant-Garde Bourbon Cask Edition Specialty Spirit
86 points
$40
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of brandy-soaked raisins, prunes, fruit cake, and honeycomb with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium body and a peppery, medium-length finish with impressions of cracked pepper. A fruity, peppery option for curious Cognac drinkers; a tasty cocktail modifier that will offer a spin on the classics.