Growth area & soil: Fine Champagne
Cognac and Cuba Come Together in A de Fussigny XO Fine Champagne 5 cl Cigar Tube
Cognac and cigars have been enjoyed together for centuries. The experts at A de Fussigny have developed the XO Fine Champagne Cigar Tube Cognac to celebrate this iconic pairing. Synonymous with luxury, this tried and tested combination is a favorite amongst many connoisseurs. The XO has been aged for a minimum of 10 years and contains eaux-de-vie from the two premier crus, Petite and Grande Champagne. Its aromas are particularly well suited to be appreciated alongside a high-end Cuban cigar.
In today’s market, it’s rare to see luxury brands steer away from traditional decanter designs for XO and beyond aged products, as many believe heritage and history reign in the world of Cognac. However, the modern vision of A de Fussigny is brought to life in the form of this quirky cigar tube, bringing together creativity and craftsmanship to develop a design that is shaking up the industry. The tubes contain a double shot of Cognac, making it an ideal stocking filler or small gift for a spirits aficionado.
Located on the banks of the Charente river, this estate's distillery and cellars date back to 1814, rich in a history of “gabarres” passing by on barges, transporting and trading the precious eaux-de-vie and wine that render this region famous. Their more than 200-year-old cellars allow the aging process to take place in a humid environment, offering a unique and high quality to every Cognac that A De Fussigny produce.
This Fine Champagne blend reveals a certain finesse in its flavor profile, with notes of burnt orange and black cherry as well as distinct tobacco and oak notes, the perfect partner to a special cigar.
Presentation of the Cigar Tubes
Housed in a slender cigar tube, the A de Fussigny XO Fine Champagne Cognac is contained within a long and thin vial, which is, unsurprisingly, very similar to a cigar. Despite its miniature size, the producers have employed every effort to preserve the Cognac's flavors, sealing the XO with a quality cork stopper, ready and waiting to reveal its aromas upon your first sip. This unusual presentation would make a wonderful gift to a Cognac connoisseur or cigar fan.
How to Enjoy
Of course, a Cigar Tube Cognac should most definitely be sipped alongside the real deal. Enjoy this XO accompanied with a Cuban cigar, preferably in a brandy balloon or traditional tulip tasting glass.
If you're not a cigar smoker, this Cognac would pair perfectly with a rich chocolate dessert or creme brulée as an after-dinner digestif.
About A de Fussigny Cognac
Located in the historical center of Cognac, France, A de Fussigny Cognac was established in 1814 on the banks of the iconic Charente River. The brand pushes the idea of modern luxury, incorporating tradition, authenticity and craftsmanship with modernity and innovation. The estate's 200-year-old cellar has a particularly humid environment thanks to its proximity to the river, meaning the maturation process produces a high quality and unique character to Fussigny’s Cognac. The estate boasts a selection of Cognacs from all growing terroirs, but focuses primarily on distilling eaux-de-vie from the prestigious Fine Champagne region (Petite and Grande Champagne), utilising the rich soils to concentrate on high quality and a distinct flavor profile. Using ancestral expertise and savoir-faire, the estate's seasoned cellar master blends the finest selection of eaux-de-vie to produce a particular finesse to each flavor, adding a complex character to each individual Cognac.
A de Fussigny Cognac has a no-plastic policy, ensuring they do not use or create plastic waste for their packaging.
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