BLIND BATTLE OF THE AGED SPIRITS
The spirit of France faces off against challengers from Scotland and the Caribbean to establish once and for all which is the greatest aged spirit in the world. An excellent opportunity to explore the differences between these storied categories and have a bit of fun along the way. Book now to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.
Please note, this masterclass is a blind tasting.
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT COGNAC BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
Over the course of this session we will pour specially selected Cognac – some from venerable old houses, others from bright young things – and answer all your questions about this fascinating distilling tradition. A great way to get up to get acquainted with the production, history, and drinking of fine Cognac.
Photo: © Fabrice Schack
EXPLORING THE REGIONS OF COGNAC
We are delighted to host Jean-Luc Pasquet from the heart of Grande Champagne and famed bottlers of single cask Cognac Fanny Fougerat and Vallein-Tercinier for a one-of-a-kind tasting.
Over the course of this session our panellists will pour specially chosen Cognacs that illustrate how environmental factors like soil type and climate play a part in their work. A masterclass in the diversity of the Cognac region.
MARTELL: HERITAGE AT ITS HEART
Established in 1715, Martell has long been one of the largest and best-respected names in Cognac.
This session will explore the way this venerable house’s distinctive nutty, floral character has evolved over the years. Hosts Sukhinder Singh and Jason Vaswani will be pouring some of the great Martell Cognacs of the 20th century including the long-discontinued Martel Extra. An excellent opportunity to taste some Cognac history.
VINTAGE ARMAGNAC - THE NEXT BIG THING, WITH DARROZE
The intense, rustic brandies of Armagnac have long been a best kept secret of spirits enthusiasts.
But as investors seek to diversify their collections, many are turning to this historically overlooked region in search of next big thing. Reserve your place now and sample single estate Armagnacs dating from the 1990s to the 1960s as well as the prestigious Darroze Les Grands Assemblages 50 Year Old. Not to be missed.