A VSOP Blue Swift Cognac finished in Kentucky Bourbon barrels
Redefining one of their most classic editions once again with the Martell Blue Swift VSOP Cognac, this is the first drink made from their iconic VSOP Cognac and finished in Kentucky Bourbon casks.
The latest limited edition is a nod to the Cognac Maison's history as the first to ship its barrel of Cognacs to the United States in 1783 - an embodiment of their status as a truly international brand.
The Cognac Martell Blue Swift, therefore, represents a stunning union between savoir-faire in both France and the USA. Martell is the oldest of the Big Four Cognac houses, and so their Blue Swift logo has come to represent everything about their centuries of savoir-faire.
Their famous VSOP Cognac is crafted with grapes grown in the four finest terroirs of the region, including the elite Borderies, the Grande and Petite Champagne and Fins Bois cru.
The Martell VSOP Blue Swift has been aged for at least 4 years in French red oak casks, and then transferred to the Bourbon casks to give it an aromatic and exotic profile of banana, vanilla, coconut and menthol, and the final finish of smooth and toasted oak.
These flavors are unlike anything else found in the Cognac region, and demonstrate Martell’s ability to innovate beyond the borders of the Cognac dénomination.
Presentation of the decanter
A classic Martell decanter of 700ml, the colors are in keeping with the French tricolor flag - red, white and blue. The blue swift bird is etched into the side of the glass, giving it an iconic embossed effect.
Martell Blue Swift VSOP Serving Suggestions
The Martell Blue Swift VSOP is a sure contender for a Sazerac cocktail - a long drink with truly American origins. Created in New Orleans, it is one of the USA’s oldest cocktail recipes.
- 60ML Blue Swift
- 5ML Sugar syrup
- 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
- 5ML Pernod Absinthe
The Blue Swift VSOP Cognac also goes brilliantly in a mint julep cocktail. Alternatively, you can also enjoy this Cognac neat and over ice.
About Martell Cognac
Martell is the oldest of the Big Four Cognac houses. Similar to Rémy Martin, but a few years older still, not long ago did Martell celebrate its 300-year anniversary. The history of Martell & Co dates back to 1715 when Jean Martell founded the company with the wish to produce only the highest quality in Cognac. With the legendary bottles Martell Cordon Bleu, the cuvée Martell Extra L’Or de Jean Martell and the recent Création Grand Extra from 2007, the company strongly implanted itself in the luxury goods market, and are famous for using large amounts of eaux-de-vie from the Borderies terroir. It belongs to Pernod Ricard and has sales of around 15 million liters every year. The most precious eaux-de-vie, some of which date back to 1830, are stored in a secret location in the cellars of Jean Martell - approximately 1.6 million 9-liter cases!
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