Courvoisier Avant Garde Bourbon Cask Edition LTO
  • Category Cognac
  • Country France
  • Region Cognac
  • Distillery Courvoisier
  • Style Cognac
  • Maturation Kentucky Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • marzipan
  • jasmine
  • toffee
  • pralines
  • floral
  • peach
  • sweet
  • oak

Courvoisier

Avant Garde Bourbon Cask Edition LTO (0.75l, 40%)
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Character Goatson
A classic blend of Courvoisier Cognacs with a hint of toffee and vanilla chew on the back palate.

Courvoisier… not many brand names are as synonymous with prestige and quality. The name has seeped into our culture. It has appeared in Woody Allen and James Bond films, been rapped about by Busta Rhymes and Ice Cube, been hailed by Stevie Nicks, and appeared in hundreds of TV shows. That’s quite a pop-culture resume. But they earned their place in history. Founded in 1809 by Emmanuel Courvoisier, the company — now owned by Beam Suntory — has been making Cognac and only Cognac for more than 200 years.

Courvoisier is adding a new release to its permanent core line-up. The Avant Garde will be a place of experimentation by their master distiller to push the boundaries of what Cognac can be. The first edition is Courvoisier Avant Garde Bourbon Cask Edition — a blend of Courvoisier Cognacs from VS to Napoleon finished in Kentucky Bourbon casks for up to four months. The finishing adds a hint of rich vanilla and caramel to the florals and fruit in the Cognac.
  • Category Cognac
  • Country France
  • Region Cognac
  • Distillery Courvoisier
  • Style Cognac
  • Maturation Kentucky Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Rich Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas of Cognac come though with soft florals and stone fruits followed by a warm caramel note.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
On the palate you’ll find marzipan, butter croissant, and jasmine with vanilla and toffee.

Finish
The finish is medium length and lightly dry with a bit of praline on the back.
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  • vanilla
  • marzipan
  • jasmine
  • toffee
  • pralines
  • floral
  • peach
  • sweet
  • oak
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The French believe it or not, aren’t actually all that fond of Cognac. They export almost 90% of their production.
There are three different qualities of Cognac recognized by law: V.S. (very special), V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale), and X.O. (Extra Old).
There are six different wine-growing areas (crus) authorized to produce Cognac - in descending order of prestige: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bons Bois, and Bois Ordinaires.
Nine liters of white Wine must be distilled for a single liter of Cognac!
Laws concerning Cognac-making are strict as hell. Only three types of grapes may be used, and they can only be harvested in October; Cognac must be aged for at least two years in barrels made from French oak - and get this, from one of two specific forests! Then, the stills must be of a particular French shape (no, not the baguette shape); and we guess La Marseillaise has to be sung during the entire process.
Rancio is a highly desirable nutty flavor usually found in extra-aged fortified wines (Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala …) and fruit-based Spirits, namely Cognacs, Calvados, and Armagnac. It appears in Cognac after roughly 10 years of maturing in oak casks, becoming more intense over the years.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The French believe it or not, aren’t actually all that fond of Cognac. They export almost 90% of their production.
There are three different qualities of Cognac recognized by law: V.S. (very special), V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale), and X.O. (Extra Old).
There are six different wine-growing areas (crus) authorized to produce Cognac - in descending order of prestige: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bons Bois, and Bois Ordinaires.
Nine liters of white Wine must be distilled for a single liter of Cognac!
Laws concerning Cognac-making are strict as hell. Only three types of grapes may be used, and they can only be harvested in October; Cognac must be aged for at least two years in barrels made from French oak - and get this, from one of two specific forests! Then, the stills must be of a particular French shape (no, not the baguette shape); and we guess La Marseillaise has to be sung during the entire process.
Rancio is a highly desirable nutty flavor usually found in extra-aged fortified wines (Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala …) and fruit-based Spirits, namely Cognacs, Calvados, and Armagnac. It appears in Cognac after roughly 10 years of maturing in oak casks, becoming more intense over the years.
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