August 18, 2011
ABK6 Ice Cognac
ABK6 have unveiled their brand new cognac, designed specifically to be served on the rocks.
This new spirit guarantees to take the drinker on a flavour journey as it becomes colder. It is said to develop a distinct aroma as it progressively comes in to contact with the cold temperatures and water from the ice.
At 18C, the cognac begins to give off aromas of vanilla, slowly evolving into white peach. Then at 12C, the aromas change to orange blossom, which then merges into lemon sorbet. When the temperature drops to 5C, the cognac taste resembles an iced mint.
This limited edition cognac was produced in the hillsides of Claix, France – near Grenoble. It is made from the Ugni Blanc grape, which is the most common white grape in France.
It is a genuine cognac as it was prepared according to the rules of the appellation cognac. The rules regarding the region of production, the mode of distillation and the aging in the oak barrels, were all adhered to during the course of production.
The Ice Cognac was debuted at Vinexpo 2011, the World’s largest wine trade fair, in Bordeaux.
The spirit is amber in colour and is stored in a white bottle, which demonstrates the “freshness and finesse” of the drink.
It is best served in a tumbler glass over ice to get the full effect of the changing flavours. The suggested retail price is also €37 ($52.50).