Meukow Hors d'Age Rarissime Cognac
Growth area & soil: Blend
Meukow Hors d'Age Rarissime Cognac: a Rare Masterpiece
An outstanding Cognac of a significant age, Meukow Hors d'Age Rarissime Cognac is a wonderful collector’s item, composed of the oldest barrels of the Meukow company. In order to preserve its full depth of aroma and flavor, it has been bottled at a cask strength of 41.3%. Only 600 bottles have been made of this limited edition - so once it’s gone, it’s gone.
Meukow was founded by two brothers from Silesia, August-Christophe and Gustav Meukow, and is today one of the few Russian Cognac brands in the Charente region. Initially sent to source Cognac for Tsar Alexander II in 1850, the brothers travelled back and forth for years in their search for the most prestigious casks. Seeing an opportunity to start up business for themselves, in 1862 they decided to remain in France and opened their distillery.
The company grew rapidly, managed under the influence of prestigious shareholders like Henri Bouraud, the Mayor of Cognac from 1849 to 1869. Today, Meukow Cognac is distributed in over 80 countries around the world. Cellar Master Anne Sarteaux oversees all production of Meukow Cognac, and with her distinctive style and attention to detail, she carries on traditions that have been passed down since the house was founded.
Presentation of the Bottle
Simple and elegant, the bottle design for this release is as classic as the Cognac it houses. The dark wax and vintage-style labels embody the quality that is contained inside, allowing the liquid to speak for itself. Each bottle is individually numbered and presented in a polished wood presentation case.
How to Enjoy Meukow Hors d'Age Rarissime Cognac
Created with extraordinary care, this aged Cognac deserves your full attention. Serve neat in tulip glasses at room temperature, letting it rest for 30 seconds before taking the first sip. Perfect as an after-dinner drink, or enjoyed with rich desserts.
About Meukow Cognac
As the name suggests, Cognac Meukow is one of the few Russian Cognac brands in the Charente region. In 1862 two brothers were sent over to France to supply the Tsar with Cognac and decided to start their own Cognac distillery.
The brand has become known as the “jaguar liquor”, or the “panther liquor”, thanks to its distinctive bottle design. The big cat in question is in fact a puma, and today, with its famous logo, ranks among the most well-known Cognac brands in the world. Its qualities are strength, elegance, sensuality and exotism, the character traits of the puma.
The distillery is housed in Matha in the Charente Maritime, and are particularly celebrated for their VS Cognac, Vanilla Cognac liqueur and 90-Proof Liquor among many others.
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