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An Orchard Fruit Delight: André Petit ‘Poire William’ Cognac Liqueur
A taste sensation like no other, the André Petit Poire William Liqueur de Cognac is the essence of Charente produce in a bottle. This family house have brought together their finest savoir-faire to produce a Cognac that is blended with William pears grown in the Cognac region. From their estate in Berneuil, they have taken 50% yellow William pears (the edible fruit), alongside 50% of red William pears (used for eau-de-vie) which they leave to sit in Cognac for a few days. This Cognac liqueur has been produced following very old methods. The grapes are harvested by hand and distilled following the teachings of his grandparents. In the distillation, they do not use any machines to separate alcohol - they trust their noses alone. This family producer are wine growers who develop a Cognac with a pronounced style following their feelings and tastes. While the Poire William liqueur is a standalone product, the Cognac liqueur crafted by André Petit is something quite unique that showcases the beauty of this region, and how the pear liqueur can blend so beautifully with their very own Cognac. This Cognac liqueur was originally created for the Fauchon restaurants across Paris, but is now available on Cognac Expert.
The liqueur produced can be enjoyed as an aperitif or over ice. The ice lessens the concentrated taste of the pear, and brings the flavors and aromas of Cognac to the fore. It can be enjoyed as a digestif as a classic liqueur, but will also pair beautifully with fruit desserts and particularly apple tart.
Presentation of the bottle
A 60s-style label with black and yellow detail, that is funky and eyecatching. The liqueur is in a 70cl bottle proofed at 30% ABV.
About Andre Petit Cognac
This small family-run cognac producer from Berneuil insists that their cognac is not merely of standard quality. This can be validated by the fact that the Petit family works with traditional methods handed down form their grandparents and harvest the grapes manually. This is almost extinct in the cognac industry due to growing demand and the production of high quantities. André Petit came to some sort of fame in the industry by stopping their contract with Hennessy in the 1960s and deciding to produce themselves. Like many small producers from the Cognac region, they also specialize in the making of Pineau des Charentes.
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