Martell Blue Swift Cognac

Martell Blue Swift Cognac

(0.75l, 40%)


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Martell Blue Swift: The Brandy Bastard

If you make anything for over three centuries, chances are you are pretty damn good at it. House Martell is the eldest of the major Cognac houses. Founded in 1715 by Jean Martell along the banks of the Charente, at the pinnacle of the French "L’Art de Vivre." The French basically have this way of living, where they believe in embracing all of the good stuff life has to offer. Martell Cognac is definitely the good stuff, with a full range of expressions for us to indulge in. La vie est belle, d’accord? Cheers to House Martell.

The young Briton put himself on the map by marrying into "Cognac Royalty" not once, but twice! His second marriage was to Jeanne-Rachel Lallemand, "a direct descendant of Jacques Roux, a pioneering 17th century cognac merchant," by the 19th century, Martell had become the biggest international exporter of Cognac in the world, reaching as far as China and Japan.

Now under Pernod Ricard, House Martell has robust range of Cognacs; a collection of 10 expressions. They predominantly use Ugni Blanc (Trebbiano) grapes from the Borderies vineyards, aging its Cognac in Tronçais oak casks. They double distill their blends, with traditional "Charentais alembics" (pot stills).

If Cognacs had royal families, The House Martell would definitely be one. In this Martell royal family there are 10 Cognacs, and 1 bastard Brandy; the Martell Blue Swift. If Martell Cognac is House Stark, Blue Swift is Jon Snow. It is 100% Martell V.S.O.P. aged in French oak and finished in a Kentucky Bourbon American oak cask.

Commemorating its longstanding history with the United States (Martell was the first to ship Cognac to America, we think a few merci's are in order). The Blue Swift is also a symbol of The House Martell's family crest, a bird that can stay airborne for up to 10 months when crossing the Atlantic. This Eaux-de-vie-de-vin is Cognac with a Bourbon twist. The result is a fruity Brandy blend, paired with a smokey vanilla Bourbon flavor. A work of art for Bourbon lovers everywhere!
  • Category
  • Style
    Cognac
  • Region
    Cognac
  • Country
    France
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery

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vanilla
plums
fruit
ginger ale
banana
pear
mint
toasted
smoky
What does Martell Blue Swift Cognac taste like?

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There are three primary grades of Cognac recognized by law: V.S., V.S.O.P., and X.O, but we also know Napoléon, XXO, and Hors d'âge.

Tasting Notes

Appearance/ Color
Golden copper

Nose/ Aroma/ Smell
Banana, cartelized pears, vanilla, menthol

Flavour/ Taste/ Palate
Ginger, plum

Finish
Long, toasted
Ratings & Reviews
Terry
Terry,
Makes a wonderful Sazarac. Alone, it’s smooth start with a bite. Did I say it makes a great Sazarac
 
guest
guest,
Love it!
 
Keith
Keith,
Enjoyed this bottle. The bourbon flavor/aroma from the barrel aging comes through nicely. If you like bourbon this is a nice change of pace from the typical Cognac profile.
 
guest
guest,
Martell really did good on this one. Very impressed with the quality and smoothness of this drink. Considering the price and the age Highly recommended. I've compared Blue Swift with Remy 1738 and Hennessy Privilege side by side, Hands down Martell Blue swift. The Aroma, the smooth flavors and the long warm finish was great. I will be stocking up on this one.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth start with a little bite at the end
 
Wilkingson
Wilkingson,
Fantastic. Very smooth and easy. Try it chilled
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Hennessy is overrated. Normally, Cognac is too sweet for me. And i like sweets; cake, pies, candies. But this? This is something else. Martell is a reputable brand, and if you also think normal cognac is too sweet, then this worth a look for you. Blue Swift is their normal spirit, finished in used bourbon casks. The heat of the bourbon keeps the sweet of the cognac in check, and neither one is too over powering. Both are sweet spirits, but they meld well with each other, and again, thanks to the bourbon's heat, it's never too sweet. It's like a symphony of fine spirits. Or, more accurately, a harmonic, death metal ballad.
 
guest
guest,
Perfect and versatile!
 
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