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American Oak Cognac
The Bache-Gabrielsen American Oak is truly a one of a kind Cognac, and shows a willingness to take Cognac production as far as Tennessee. The result is a truly delicate and distinct flavour, drawing on the tropical flavors of the American oak itself. They remain true to the art of production methods passed down by previous generations using the classic Ugni Blanc grape variety, but this time, it is aged in new American Tennessee Oak barrels for at least six months.
Naturally, the eaux-de-vie underwent their normal maturation process in Limousin Oak casks, but then for the final 6 months, Cellar Master Jean-Philippe Bergier selected the Tennessee oak barrels for the final touch. The American Oak was launched in tandem with the company extending to the US market, and was certainly a fitting way to do so. It is a forward-thinking blend that illustrates the international prowess of Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac.
The eaux-de-vie brings a new meaning to the ancestral world of Cognac. The result is a Very Superior Old Pale (VSOP) Cognac from the Fins Bois cru, with a New American finish that would go down a treat for any bourbon lovers.
How to enjoy Bache-Gabrielsen American Oak
Enjoy the American Oak either on the rocks, or with some soda in a long drink. That way you will fully experience its light and refreshing bouquet.
The American Oak arrives in a stylish and clean looking bottle, much like all of the other Bache-Gabrielsen Cognacs.
Bache-Gabrielsen American Oak Awards
The American Oak has picked up a whole host of awards since its launch, including:
- Best Cognac at Spirits Innovation Awards / Cocktails Spirits France, 2017
- Gold Medal at New York International Spirits Competition USA, 2017
- Silver Medal at San Francisco World Spirits Competition USA, 2017
- Very good, strong recommendation - 87 pts at Ultimate Spirits Challenge USA, 2017
- Silver Medal at Cognac Masters Drinks Business London, 2017
very dry / not sweet very smooth / very sweet
A decent VS
This cognac was innovative when it was released as one of the first with finishing from another type of cask. Many have followed in the same style afterwards. This is a VS, a young cognac. But is still delicate without the usual alcohol impression you often find in VS. It is very fruity on the nose,...
About Bache Gabrielsen Cognac
Bache-Gabrielsen is a medium-sized family Cognac house with an international history. The company was created in 1905, and so it celebrated its 100th anniversary in the last few years. With its clean design, Cognac Bache-Gabrielsen takes an important position in the Cognac market, exporting mainly to Scandinavian countries. Hervé Bache-Gabrielsen, the fourth generation at the head of the company, is certainly aware that the Cognac industry is undergoing changes, with the international market being heavily developed and marketing strategies refined to cater for a younger, more fashionable consumer base. Given the size of the company compared to the major cognac houses, it is surprising to discover that this Norwegian cognac brand is the market leader in the sale of Cognac in Norway!
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