Martell Blue Swift VSOP Cognac
Martell Blue Swift VSOP, which is eaux-
de-vie matured in French Oak casks, what makes it different from cognac is that
it is finished in Kentucky Bourbon casks, making it an eaux-de-vie-de-vin.
“Martell’s signature process of distilling cognacs free of impurities leave it
open to absorbing the rich aromatic tones from the bourbon cask. The result is
Martell’s hallmark cognac style, characterized by delicate notes of candied
fruit and plum, now complimented by the subtle sweetness of vanilla and toasted
oak from bourbon casks.”
A classic with a bourbon twist. Martell Blue Swift is a
Martell VSOP finished in Kentucky bourbon casks. In a category of its own,
Martell Blue swift is an imaginative symbol. It tells a story, and pays homage
to its history with the United States.
The fruity VSOP intersects with the smokey vanilla notes of the American oak
casks, followed by fruity brandy. On the nose there are “gourmet aromas” of
banana and caramelized pears. The raisin-plum notes of brandy pair nicely with
the oaky notes of whiskey. This is followed by sweet notes of vanilla and
coconut, and menthol. The mouthfeel is softly rounded with fresh notes of ginger
and white candied plums. The finish is long and smooth, rich with the toasted
woodiness from Kentucky Bourbon casks.
The Martell cognac house is the most longstanding of all the major cognac
houses. For over three hundred years, this House has been passed down through
generations. They pride themselves on their rich heritage and craftsmanship.
Martell was founded in 1715 by Jean Martell, along the river Charente, at the
very pinnacle of the French L’Art de Vivre. This French concept of “the art of
living,” embodies the notion that one should elegantly embrace the richness of
life. House Martell strives to capture this essence in their craft.