Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Pierre Ferrand Renegade Barrel N°3 Jamaica Rum
Ferrand’s latest edition Renegade n°3 is an eau-de-vie de vin made of 100% Grande Champagne Premier Cru de Cognac Vintage 2011 then matured in old barrels that have contained Plantation Rum from the storied Long Pond Distillery in Jamaica. This delicious creation is a tribute to old master blenders who would go to the harbor in Bordeaux to collect rum barrels as they arrived from the Caribbean.
On the palate, Renegade n°3 reveals intense and fruity notes of orange, guava, and cape gooseberry, accompanied by pastry notes of almond and vanilla with a floral touch of honeysuckle. The finish is long and suave with lemongrass, pepper, and licorice, a touch of coffee, and a minty feel.
Presentation of the bottle
Showcased with an eye-catching decanter design, the presentation of this bottle is as vibrant as its contents inside. The label work and presentation box both feature a marvellous illustration of what appears to be Pierre Ferrand himself amidst a luscious setting featuring flora and fauna as well as a tropical bird – a nudge at the influence of Jamaican rum and its role in the aging process of this eau-de-vie de vin. The Ferrand crest takes center stage above the illustration and reinforces the “renegade” collection as a proud range of the Cognac house. Topped with a black cork stopper and matching presentation box, the design and appearance of the bottle alone serve it well as a delightful gift idea – and that’s before you’ve had the opportunity to taste the sensational eau-de-vie contained inside.
How to enjoy
Such a complex tasting eau-de-vie de vin deserves to be enjoyed in its purest form. That’s why we suggest serving it neat (at room temperature) from a tulip glass. You could also try diluting it with tonic water and ice for those who prefer to drink their Cognac long. Since this isn’t a traditional Cognac expression, you may like to try your hand at mixing up a Cognac cocktail. Or why not serve it as you would your favorite rum? From France to America and onto Jamaica – don’t be afraid to experiment with this special offering – as that’s what its creators set out to do, it only makes sense that those fortunate enough to taste it do so too.
About Ferrand Cognac
Drawing inspiration from the savoir-faire of 10 generations of winegrowers and cognac makers in the heart of the Grande Champagne, Premier Cru de Cognac, Ferrand is a place where passion and curiosity reign. Since 1989, owner and Master Blender Alexandre Gabriel has been an inveterate experimenter, from the grape varietals he features in the Ferrand Cognac range to the casks used in the brand's ageing process.
Team Ferrand's commitment to creat a new paradigm in the time-honored realm of cognac is regularly awarded with prizes from the spirits industry. The devotion of a global family of enthusiasts is our mantra.
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