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Dumay Rare VSOP - Bartenders' Selection
An award-winning, fine Champagne Cognac, Dumay Rare VSOP - Bartender’s Selection is a blend of eaux-de-vie that is sure to delight. Made up of eaux-de-vie from vineyards located in the Petite and Grande Champagne areas, the Dumay Rare VSOP is bursting with flavor and includes notes of berries, almond, vanilla and spices. In the Petite and Grande Champagne regions, the soil’s thick layer of limestone provides roughness and a fresh and fruity touch to the grapes.
At the house of Dumay, craft methods value authenticity, personal attention and passion. Offering high quality, craft-distilled Cognacs all of Dumay’s artisan Cognacs are produced with local grapes, in French casks, and with extremely pure rock-filtered water and natural ingredients, which are all sourced locally. The Cognacs of Maison Dumay are based on rigorous, old-fashioned distillation methods. What creates great distilled spirits is not only the intervention of the distiller, but the full value chain; contrarily to other spirits categories, Cognac sources all its ingredients locally within confined boundaries. Hence its name: Cognac.
Presentation of the bottle
The Dumay Rare VSOP will certainly turn heads as the Cognac arrives in a contemporary, heavy based bottle with a quirky label design. The label showcases a bold illustration of a deer's head on a man's body, inflicting a sense of humour to your Cognac tasting experience. With its deep mahogany coloring and medieval style bottle design, this VSOP is a perfect gift for someone who appreciates both Cognac and eccentricity.
How to enjoy
This rich VSOP Cognac is best enjoyed in a traditional tulip glass as a digestif or late into the evening. With notes of vanilla, almond, berries and spices, it’s the perfect accompaniment for sumptuous chocolate desserts or a hot espresso. The house of Dumay also recommends using Dumay Rare VSOP as the base of cocktails. Try shaking up a Cognac Mint Julep for example.
- 3cl Dumay Rare VSOP
- 8-10 mint leaves
- 2 tbl spoon of sugar
- Dash of water
- Crushed ice
Preparation: In a shaker, muddle the mint, sugar and a dash of water and fill with crushed ice. Shake well and pour (unstrained) into a julep glass. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.
International Wine and Spirit Competition - Silver Medal