God by Godet: The Stuff of Gods - the 70.6% Cognac
God by Godet Cognac is something in and of itself, like a deity, it cannot be compared or classified. The most powerful Cognac ever released at 70.6%, only those Cognac connoisseurs with Herculean courage will dare to drink it.
A super strength 141.2-proof Cognac is not one for the faint-hearted, but the second the first sip is taken you'll understand why the master blenders at Godet have taken the risk and are shaking up the industry with their latest launch.
The Cognac was named "God" as the Angels were never able to fully acquire their share during the maturation process, hence the high alcohol content. It is as pure and natural as the Garden of Eden, with the only alteration coming from the French oak casks it has spent 4 years in.
It has been left to age in a single cask, with no dilution, no added sugar or caramel and no blending before bottling. A holy trinity of quality, a single cru, single barrel, pure Cognac.
What makes Godet stand out on the Cognac market is their La Rochelle location, the particularly salty and humid environment works magic on the eaux-de-vie during the aging process, and this particular 100% Petite Champagne selection has been maturing over the course of 4 years in the estate's most ancient cellars.
Thanks to this climate and the choice to maintain a high ABV, God by Godet truly makes for a unique and stand-out sensory exploration of Cognac at its best.
Ran by the 15th generation of a Cognac dynasty; Jean Edouard, Maxime and Cyril Godet have taken the heritage, history and craftsmanship of their ancestors before them and ran with it, elevating the estate by creating a legendary and luxurious brand with 500 years of savoir-faire under their belt.
The launch of God by Godet is a prime example of tradition meeting innovation, taking Cognac in its purest form to produce something never-before-seen in the industry.
On top of being from a single barrel and a single cru, it’s a truly innovative offering from the talented house of Godet. Because with this selection, the house of Godet has chosen to resurrect some grape varieties that are rarely used in Cognac making today. In the distant past, growers and producers were more experimental with their creations.
And it’s this that’s been embraced with this 100% Petite Champagne blend, as it’s been produced using eaux-de-vie from grapes that are rarely used in today’s Cognacs; namely, Colombard, Montils, and Folle Blanche. Some of these rare, forgotten and fabulous grape varieties were almost entirely wiped out by the phylloxera disaster of 1875, meaning this selection is unique and highly sought amongst Cognac connoisseurs.
How to Enjoy:
Due its high alcohol content, Godet recommend watering this Cognac down a little with chilled, filtered water if possible (or bottled water), as this bottle comes with two tasting glasses, fill the glass until the first line that features on the design, and top with water up to the second line, providing the perfect balance for a supeb sensory experience.
Presentation of the Bottle:
A timeless yet traditional bottle design is a Godet signature, and God by Godet exemplifies this with its stunning presentation. Elegant detailing on the label and the wax seal stopper not only reinforces the superior quality of this innovative Cognac, but equally act as a subtle reminder of the tradition and heritage of the estate with its 500 year history.
As always, the Godet Coat of Arms is present, which was bestowed upon the family by King Louis XIV, the three glasses featured not only symbolize the fact they are kings of their craft, that Cognac is in their blood, but equally that the family have had a huge influence on Cognac's popularity both in the past and the present, and are innovators for the future.
The bottle comes as a set with two tasting glasses in the form of a shot glass, ready to be sampled after the addition of pure, chilled water. The case is an exquisite example of the Godet family's thirst for innovation, featuring a drawing of alembic stills to remind the drinker of the alambic strength of this beautiful Cognac. The reference to chemistry is both appropriate and ironic, as, after the complex distillation of the Petite Champagne eaux-de-vie, the Cognac is left to do the work itself, untouched once left in its cask until it's time to be bottled.
About Godet Cognac
The house of Godet has been run by the family for 14 generations. It is a perfect example of a cognac house that deeply believes in the tradition of this spirit and its origins. At the same time, Godet manages to move with modern times, having recently created a cognac from a grape that is almost extinct in the cognac industry: Folle Blache. This cognac is called "Antarctica Godet" and was inspired by a 2-month sailing trip to the South Pole.
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