Pierre Ferrand, world renowned for its fine 100% Grande Champagne cognacs, is introducing a special cognac to complement a superior smoke : Pierre Ferrand Cigar Blend, Reserve Havana. “We wanted a cognac that is in balance with a structured cigar. This cognac works well because of the inherent structure of Grande Champagne cognacs”, explains Ferrand’s Jean-Dominique Andreu, an avid cigar smoker himself. For six years, they have been the sole cognac suppliers to the prestigious Club des Parlermentaires Amateurs de Havane, which counts among its members France’s top politicians.
Pours bright gold and is slightly viscous in appearance. The bouquet is a joy offering perfumed scents of fresh orange cake and orange peel over a juicy, sweet centre. Superb! The viscous, svelte like entry leads into a creamy, concentrated burst of orange flesh / peel / pith with a very gently warming supporting spirit. Hints of mandarine on the finish. Concludes with the sweetness tempered followed by a candied orange peel aftertaste. A juicy, plush rendition that sits comfortably in the Triple Sec Pantheon along side the likes of Combier and Cointreau as one of the world’s best.