Your drinking cabinet is incomplete without these French spirits. Check them out here.
While it's true France is generally equated and respected for its wine and Champange production, there is no denying that the French have been masters at making some of the best spirits and liqueurs over the centuries. It is also true that your drinking cabinet isn’t complete without a liqueur or two. Here is a diverse and intriguing range of spirits from France that you simply cannot miss! These spirits were tasted and rated by the experts of the Bartender Spirits Awards. Santé!
Garden Party Basil
Producer: G.E. Massenez
From the Garden Party collection by G.E. Masseenz, the Garden Party Basil is a unique spirit, created from the maceration of fresh basil and specially distilled to keep the aromas of the plant intact, which results into an exceptionally mind-blowing aromatic signature. With 69% ABV, this range contributes a touch of green to the most daring cocktails.
Distillerie Du Peyrat- Cognac
Producer: Distillerie Du Peyrat
This organic cognac has been specially distilled to make it pleasingly round yet lively cognac with white flower aromas, flavors of pear and light vanilla. Select this organic cognac as a marvellous base for all your cocktail recipe.
Drouet VSOP Cognac
Producer: Drouet et Fils
This coppery amber with burnished copper glints cognac by Drouet et Fils has very fine oak, pepper and nutmeg notes. The underlying perfume aromas are of ripe fruit and ginger. The palate has flavors of gingerbread, spices, creamy caramel and warm coffee. The finish has a refined character. It carries the typical bouquet of “Grande Champagne”. It has 40% ABV. Keep this full-bodied cognac for the very end of the evening.
Garden Party Cucumber
Producer: G.E. Massenez
From the Garden Party collection by G.E. Masseenz, the Garden Party Cucumber is a unique spirit, created from the maceration of fresh cucumber and specially distilled to keep the aromas of the plant intact, which results into an exceptionally mind-blowing aromatic signature.
Producer: St- Rémy
The St-Rémy XO has luminous amber colored appearance which is tinted with subtle and rich red hues. It has a mature nose underpinned by delicate oak and vanilla aromas, layered with hints of ripe fruits and honey. The intense and aromatic palate has subtle notes of wood and vanilla which are enriched with flavors of gingerbread, candied apricots, dates, figs and nuts. The taste is subtly spicy and offers a long finish.
Creme de Peche
The Jahiot’s Peach Liqueur is made on the Domaine Jacquiot from peaches soaked in sun. The maceration of this extraordinary fruit is long and delicate. Since there is a high amount of real fruit used , this liqueur reveals the most appreciated intense taste of fresh sweet peaches. This peach liqueur can be used to make pleasant and succulent cocktails. It also offers great possibilities for cooking and will add superb flavor to your ice-creams, sorbets and other desserts.
D'USSE- Cognac VSOP
The D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac emerges as a bold, full-bodied blend that arouses the palate. On the nose, it reveals a powerful bouquet, rich in woody notes that are layered with touches of cinnamon and floral notes. Distinctively and unexpectedly smooth, with each taste, you savor hints of spices, almond and cinnamon. Subtle accents of honey and dried fruits are the finale.