Malternative Belgium

Malternative Belgium

November Releases

"Le Chalumeau"

Pineau des Charentes No. 1

Sold out - sorry.

"La Montgolfière en Bois"

Cognac No. 17

Not available.

"Le Chef de Meute"

Cognac No. 18

296 $ 274 $
excl. TAX excl. Versand

Limited stock

"La Patine"

Cognac No. 19

593 $ 550 $
excl. TAX excl. Versand

Limited stock

Cognac No. 18 Laurichesse

"Le Chef de Meute"

This exceptional single cask cognac from the mid 1970s is a Grande Champagne of the highest level. Handmade on a wood fired small Alambic Charentaise and then kept with great care until the bottling date 30/06/2022.

This cognac is a sister cask of the successful Malternative release #16. In consultation with Olivier and Léa Laurichesse, they came to an agreement in May 2022 to bottle not 1 but 2 barrels and release them in 2022, both bottled on 30/06/2022. An opportunity that you should not miss, we speak here of exceptional Grande Champagne cognac. Expect an explosion of fruit that is so beautifully balanced. Ripe apricots and mango lead the way. In combination with the ripe notes of pineapple, we also get influences from red fruits such as cherries and berries. The balance of acidity, sweetness and spiciness is so beautifully integrated. This cognac is wonderfully aged and has a majestic aftertaste.

Another gem of a Cognac!

Limited stock

296 $ 274 $
excl. TAX excl. Versand

Sorry, you missed it. We are already sold out.

If you are looking for alternatives, feel free to check one of the following Cognacs: 

We also asked spirits experts, Angus MacRaild of Whisky Sponge, John Go of Malt Review and the Cognac Expert team the question: “Do you have a Cognac Malternative? Which is your personal favorite? This is what they revealed: discover.

Growth Area: Grande Champagne

LOT: 75

ABV: 50.3 %

Bottle size: 70 cl

Brand: Laurichesse

Laurichesse was launched in 2018, by Olivier and Léa, partners in life and in Cognac production. We visited Olivier and Léa and talked to them about their passion. Discover the whole story of Laurichesse.

TASTING NOTES

Eye: A rich coffee-like color.

Nose: Deep and flavoursome, the nose first presents hints of Caribbean rum. Followed by Demerara sugar, and smokey notes of tobacco leaves and cigar boxes. There are also some spicy aromas including nutmeg, clove and cinnamon, before fragrances of rancio and leather kick in.

Mouth: Rich, always with clear undertones of brown sugar and molasses, alongside figs and prune jam. The mouth then prevails with hints of liquorice and tobacco, before notes of leather and a few drops of Fernet Branca come to life. There is an underlying caramel sweetness that complements notes and flavors of burnt cake while keeping slightly tannic woody aromas in check.

Cognac No. 19 (Secret Producer)

"La Patine"

Malternative Belgium & Passion for Whiskey

For Malternative, this cognac is the result of a beautiful quest, a passion for making contacts with respect for culture and family history. This find at a small bouilleur de cru makes them very happy, a realization of days of dedication and several trips.

At the request of the producer's family, we cannot share the name of the cognac house, for which we have respect. This 1928 vintage cognac stands for finesse and sophistication. Subtle flavors and complexity that can only be achieved by letting time do its thing. This cognac was taken out of the barrel in good time and divided into dame jeannes, kept in the buildings of ORECO (organisation économique cognac) to guarantee the vintage.

The balance between ripe and fermented white fruit, rancio, tobacco bars and mint is fantastic! So old and still vibrant with life. The gourmand character and its complexity emphasize its mark on history. History, that's what you get in your glass.

Limited stock

593 $ 550 $
excl. TAX excl. Versand

Sorry, you missed it. We are already sold out.

If you are looking for alternatives, feel free to check one of the following Cognacs: 

We also asked spirits experts, Angus MacRaild of Whisky Sponge, John Go of Malt Review and the Cognac Expert team the question: “Do you have a Cognac Malternative? Which is your personal favorite? This is what they revealed: discover.

Growth Area: Grande Champagne

Vintage: 1928

ABV: 40.2%

Bottle size: 70 cl

Brand: Unknown / Secret

TASTING NOTES

Eye: A rich coffee-like color.

Nose: Deep and flavoursome, the nose first presents hints of Caribbean rum. Followed by Demerara sugar, and smokey notes of tobacco leaves and cigar boxes. There are also some spicy aromas including nutmeg, clove and cinnamon, before fragrances of rancio and leather kick in.

Mouth: Rich, always with clear undertones of brown sugar and molasses, alongside figs and prune jam. The mouth then prevails with hints of liquorice and tobacco, before notes of leather and a few drops of Fernet Branca come to life. There is an underlying caramel sweetness that complements notes and flavors of burnt cake while keeping slightly tannic woody aromas in check.

Pineau des Charentes No. 1 Daniel Bouju

"Le Chalumeau"

Malternative's first Pineau des Charentes under their own label! In collaboration with the house Daniel Bouju, which is very close to their heart.

This 19 year old Pineau, a très vieux, has a perfect balance for us between acidity/acidity & sweetness. They don't like that sticky, over-sweetened Pineau. This pineau has aromas of sultana, honey, raisins, gingerbread and toasted bread. This in combination with the acidity of a good Riesling wine. Makes this delicious drinkable in both winter and summer, at the fireplace or on a sun-drenched terrace.

Sorry, you missed it. We are already sold out.

If you are looking for alternatives, feel free to check one of the following Cognacs: 

We also asked spirits experts, Angus MacRaild of Whisky Sponge, John Go of Malt Review and the Cognac Expert team the question: “Do you have a Cognac Malternative? Which is your personal favorite? This is what they revealed: discover.

Growth Area: Grande Champagne

Vintage: 2003

ABV: 18 %

Bottle size: 70 cl

Brand: Daniel Bouju

The small cognac house of Daniel Bouju is a family run affair located in the village of Saint Preuil in the Charente. Covering 30 hectares of vines in the heart of the famed Grande Champagne region, Cognac Daniel Bouju has a wine making history that stretches back to the 19th century. Enjoyed in countries around the world, this independent cognac label concentrates on producing a diverse range of artisan cognacs as opposed to aspiring to the large, industrial production of the big cognac houses.

TASTING NOTES

Eye: A rich coffee-like color.

Nose: Deep and flavoursome, the nose first presents hints of Caribbean rum. Followed by Demerara sugar, and smokey notes of tobacco leaves and cigar boxes. There are also some spicy aromas including nutmeg, clove and cinnamon, before fragrances of rancio and leather kick in.

Mouth: Rich, always with clear undertones of brown sugar and molasses, alongside figs and prune jam. The mouth then prevails with hints of liquorice and tobacco, before notes of leather and a few drops of Fernet Branca come to life. There is an underlying caramel sweetness that complements notes and flavors of burnt cake while keeping slightly tannic woody aromas in check.

These releases are excluded from our Black November Offers. 

Ysatis and Pieter - the couple behind Malternative Belgium

About Malternative Belgium

Ysatis and Pieter founded the Malternative label just before the Corona pandemic in March 2020.

It all started following several trips to Cognac between 2015 and 2020, where the pair fell in love with the authenticity, history, hospitality and gastronomy of the Cognac region. As lovers of whisky, they slowly began to make the switch to Cognac - an esteemed "malternative".

Working with different brands, Ysatis and Pieter personally visit the Cognac producers to form good relationships in order to make their own selections to be sold under their brand name. The bottles are completed in France, and the labels are personalized with a special mention of the producer.

The latest project of malternative saw the couple open up their very first experience store in Hasselt, Belgium which features their own bottlings and the likes of Daniel Bouju Lot 60 Cognac by Malternative Belgium (of course!) as well as other rarities from esteemed Cognac houses including Pineau des Charentes and bottlings distilled between 1903 and 2018.

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