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Meukow Limited Edition Proves That Black is the New Black
This special blend has been created by Meukow’s Cellar Master, Anne Sarteaux. Aged for over two years, Meukow VS Black Panther Limited Edition Cognac uses eaux-de-vie from several grape growing areas, with a high proportion sourced from Grande and Petite Champagne. The result is a fruity, silky VS Cognac with an abundance of vanilla notes.
In order to always meet the high level of standard expected of Meukow Cognac, only the heart of the distillate is used for their eaux-de-vie. What follows is an aging process of at least two years in Limousin oak, lending rich woody flavors to the final product.
The history of Meukow dates back to the mid-19th Century, when brothers Gustav and August-Christophe Meukow from Silesia were sent to France in order to procure Cognac for the Russian Tsar Alexander II. After years of searching for the finest eaux-de-vie, they eventually decided to set up their own distillery in 1862. At first, their only customer was the Tsar himself, but the two brothers soon began to make Cognac of considerable quality, winning over the hearts of people around the world. Today, Meukow Cognac is available in over 80 countries. Cellar Master Anne Sarteaux has been with Meukow since 2007, preserving the traditional expertise that has been passed down from generation to generation.
The signature panther motif has adorned Meukow Cognac bottles since 1995 and thus become their unmistakeable trademark. For this reason, it’s often referred to as the ‘jaguar spirit’.
- San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015 - Double Gold Medal
- San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2006 - Bronze Medal
Presentation of the bottle
The Meukow VS Black Panther comes in a pitch-black bottle with the panther motif embossed on the glass. With a slight shimmer that changes depending on the light, this desirable bottle is a superb gift and an unmissable addition to any Meukow Cognac collection. It’s also the recipient of two ‘Pack d’Or’ awards from the National Institute of Design and Packaging.
How to Enjoy Meukow VS Black Panther
While this is a great VS Cognac to drink over ice in a tumbler glass, its floral and fruity palate is complemented perfectly in a Lavender Brandy Crusta:
- 60ml Meukow VS Black Panther
- 15ml Lemon juice
- 10ml Lavender syrup
- 10ml Triple Sec
- 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
- Lemon twist
First, dip the rim of a coupette glass in lemon juice and then in sugar to create a sugar rim. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake hard for 30 seconds. Double strain into your prepared glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
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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