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Ferrand

Ferrand
1840 VS Cognac

Category: VS Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 45%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$41

Ferrand
1840 VS Cognac

Category: VS Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 45%
Light golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of lemon oil, grilled apricot, floral melon shampoo, and lemon and honey in green tea with a round, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, medium-length finish that shows notes of grilled green melon, caramel, praline, and tea leaves. The slightly higher proof is nice for cocktail applications with the fruit and wood spice also playing well in the classics.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: lemon oil, grilled apricot, floral melon shampoo, and lemon and honey in green tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of grilled green melon, caramel, praline, and tea leaves
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Sidecar, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: The slightly higher proof is nice for cocktail applications with the fruit and wood spice also playing well in the classics.

The Producer

Maison Ferrand

The Producer
38 Longfellow Road
East Falmouth, MA 02536
USA
1 978-771-9234

Their Portfolio

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VS Cognac

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Serve in a Snifter
V.S. (Very Superior, also known as V.S.P or Three Star, very superior pale and ***) Cognacs require a minimum of two years aging in a cask, although the industry average is four to five years. These are generally lighter in style with more young, fruity flavors that make them a good choice for classic Cognac cocktails like a Sidecar, Brandy Alexander, or the original version of the Mint Julep.