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Tuesday
Oct042011

Faultline Launches! Our Very Own Cognac

As you can see from the photo above, we’ve finally received our amazing single barrel, cask strength Cognac from France and the juice is freaking unreal good.  We can’t label the age statement on the bottle, but for you insiders I can tell you: it’s about 19 years old and it’s from the Borderies area of the countryside.  Nicholas did an amazing job sourcing a barrel this good and you’re all going to benefit from the hard work it took to get it here.  It’s not easy finding people in Cognac to do this type of thing.  Single barrel brandy is not the rage in France.  Actually, it’s not the rage anywhere, but when you find something as good as this there’s no way you’re going to blend it!  It doesn’t taste like 61% because it’s so fruit-forward and expressive, but great spirits are all about balance – this is one of the greats.   

I’ve tasted the new Faultline Cognac about five times now and each time has been different.  The nose is incredible – caramel, intense cloves with cinnamon, stewed apricots, harmonious!  The palate is lighter than the amber color suggests – lively bits of toffee come in at first, but then the whole spirit turns spicy with herbs, baking spices, vanilla, and even some citrus!  It’s wild, but the Cognac never loses its composure.  Bourbon drinkers should love this.  Adding some water only softens the heat and opens more of the flavor! Best of all, this is something that absolutely no one else is doing, let alone selling.  For proof of what you’re drinking, here’s a link to a video of Nic Palazzi filling it himself in the countryside.

 

Here’s the deal however – there are only 200 bottles of this.  10 have sold already and we have an email going out to the big list tomorrow.  These may last the month, or maybe only the rest of the week.  I’m not sure how the rest of the K&L database is going to respond to the email, but I expect it to be a big hit.  If you’re interested in one of these, now is a better time than later.  $129.99 for a 19 year old, single barrel, cask strength, unfiltered Cognac.  It's definitely worth it.

-David Driscoll