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The Meukow Arima Cognac is the signature blend of Bunji Garlin, and is a very special and unique blend. This assemblage of eaux-de-vie manages to create the perfect note between elegance and roundness, and it's the ideal Cognac to enjoy with a couple of blocks of ice.
Bunji Garlin is from Trinidad and Tobago, and is THE Caribbean soul sensation superstar. He was invited by Meukow Cognac to visit the home of the world's greatest brandy in order to put his unique stamp on this great Cognac. The design of the graphics on the bottle are his work, and as such he's made Meukow's signature pouncing panther a one-of-a-kind. A truly striking Cognac to own.
A wonderful cognac
I first came upon the Meukow cognac by accident. We were in Gibraltar and I saw this beautiful bottle with a black panther on it. Not the best way to buy a cognac I know but it was a great find. A few years ago we were staying near cognac and arranged a visit to the distillery. We had a in-depth guide around and meal in the restaurant plus a tasting of several of their cognacs after.(came away with the VS and the XO. )The Arima is up there with the other 2. For me the smell is old cognac ,sounds odd but an aged cognac smells like apples and leather with a hint of spice, to me. Lovely taste again with that hint of Christmas cake, with subtle spices. Smooth finish which leaves you wanting more. Not one for sharing ????.
I would love to taste their Extra , maybe next time.
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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