Bisquit Cognac mixability have collaborated with Fitch & Leedes who have an amazing line of mixers to create your ultimate favourite cocktails.
On top of this, Bisquit Cognac has also collaborated with Wolf and Maiden and have made a line of branded cognac carriers, just like the one I shot with as seen in the images below. It’s the perfect companion for my two glasses and mixers to create my mouthwatering cocktails. The carrier has a compartment for a bottle of VS and three mixers but can be mixed up with either your mixers or glasses.
Looking back at the history of Cognac cocktails many people believe that Cognac is a spirit that should be enjoyed neat with a few ice cubes and consider mixing it with other beverages a sin. The use of Cognac in cocktails goes back as far as the early 1800’s when the cocktail was invented – it was known as a “barman’s best friend”. Back in those days, pioneering mixologists only had a choice between brandy, gin or whisky. Brandy, particularly French Cognac, was extremely sought-after in America, where the cocktail culture was born. In fact, Cognac was a signature ingredient in some of America’s first-ever classic cocktails like the Sidecar and the original Sazerac.
Why is Cognac is a good ingredient for cocktails? Cognac is a starting point for a wide range of both classic and contemporary cocktails because of its taste profile and intensity of flavour. Cognac has a unique balance of fruit flavours and is aged in French oak, which gives Cognac its characteristic colour, aromas and bouquet. The Cognac audience now includes the younger generation who are learning to appreciate this find spirit.
Cognac is a starting point for a wide range of both classic and contemporary cocktails because of its taste profile and intensity of flavour. Cognac has a unique balance of fruit flavours and is aged in French oak, which gives Cognac its characteristic colour, aromas and bouquet.
The Bisquit Cognac variants are Bisquit V.S defined by its softness and freshness, revealing a bouquet of fruity aromas (pear and plum) with deeper notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Bisquit V.S.O.P smooth and mellow in character with a long finish. On the nose and on the palate, it reveals a bouquet of full, ripe fruit (dried apricots) and spice (cinnamon and clove). As a result of these taste profiles, it is recommended that Bisquit V.S and Bisquit V.S.O.P are used in cocktails as opposed to Bisquit X.O, which is better suited to being consumed neat.
Be sure to ask your barman for a cocktail of your choice next time you stop by your favourite cocktail bar.
MR LEE FRASER