Not only is Camus aging its Cognac in rum casks, it has set sail with these 10 sealed casks on a transatlantic journey to Barbados.
According to Camus, Cognac barrels were once transported by sea around the world in the 18th and 19th centuries. When glass bottles were invented and strict production rules implemented, this practice stopped. The time of Cognac's partial maturation at sea was no longer, until now.
The house is looking back at history, and now to the future with a one-off experiment - The Caribbean Expedition. Ten casks are currently at sea and will spend a total of 45 days on the water before arriving in Bridgetown. These casks will then undergo a second period of maturation for one year at the Rum House Foursquare where the tropical conditions will accelerate the aging process.
Following maturation in the tropics, the Cognac-filled casks will return to France to be bottled as the first ocean- and tropic-matured Cognac.
Camus Caribbean Expedition will be released by the end of 2020 through select retailers. Production is limited to a maximum of 5000 bottles.