Camus to release first oceanic-matured Cognac

Camus is transporting 10 barrels across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean to create the first Cognac matured in oceanic and tropical conditions.

Camus has loaded 10 barrels of Cognac onto a sailing ship for transportation to the Caribbean

According to the brand, during the 18th and 19th centuries Cognac barrels would be transported around the world by sea, and thus received a period of sea maturation. When glass bottles were invented and strict Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée rules implemented, this practice stopped.

In order to explore the effects this period of oceanic maturation has on its spirit, Camus will ship 10 sealed casks of Cognac on a classic tall ship across the Atlantic Ocean to the island of Barbados in the West Indies.

After the 45-day journey, the barrels will land in Bridgetown where they will undergo a second period of maturation under tropical conditions at the Rum House Foursquare for a year.

Following its Caribbean maturation, the Cognac will return to France where it will be bottled to become the first Cognac to be double aged in oceanic and tropical conditions.

Camus Caribbean Expedition will be a one-off experimental series limited to a maximum of 5000 bottles that will be released through key select retailers by the end of 2020.

Earlier this year, the Cognac house appointed Velier Spa’s Pier Paolo Catucci as its global brand manager.


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