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Growth area & soil: Blend
Meukow VS Blend Cognac
Aged for over two years, Meukow VS Blend Cognac uses eaux-de-vie from several grape growing areas. This award-winning Cognac is truly versatile and represents great value for money; if you think you know what to expect with a VS cognac, then this is one that will change your expectations. 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 a maturation process 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 unmistakable trademark. For this reason, it’s often referred to as the ‘jaguar spirit’.
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 - Silver Medal, “Outstanding”
Presentation of the Bottle
The Meukow VS Cognac comes in a distinct bottle with the black panther motif embossed on the glass. An attractive gift box completes the package.
How to Enjoy Meukow VS Cognac
Soft and rounded with fruity notes and delicate tannins, this VS is great as either an aperitif or a digestif, combined with a mixer such as tonic or ginger ale, or enjoyed on the rocks for a subtly different taste experience.
This cognac is good value for the money. That does not mean it is an amazing cognac. Extremely hot nose, almost burns the nostrils. Quite boozy to sip on but I had warmed up to it by the end of the bottle. Decent flavor/finish and extremely good value (seeing as you can get it for about $25 after...
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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