Courvoisier creates Bourbon cask-finished Cognac

Beam Suntory-owned Courvoisier has kicked off its new Avant-Garde series with a Bourbon cask-finished Cognac. The limited edition Courvoisier Avant-Garde Bourbon Finish is a VSOP expression finished in Kentucky Bourbon casks. The extra ageing is said to give the Cognac an “elegant and velvety finish with tasting notes of vanilla, honey and sweet marmalade”. On the palate, it is described as having notes of “soft smoky leather and sweet orange”. The 40% ABV Cognac was…

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Glen Moray bottles Port cask-finished whisky

Speyside distillery Glen Moray has launched a 25-year-old single malt whisky that was finished in ex-Port casks. The limited edition whisky was distilled in 1994 before maturing in ex-Bourbon barrels. The whisky then underwent a finishing period in casks that previously held vintage Port from Porto Cruz. The resulting 25-year-old whisky is described as being a “rich, complex expression” that is “intense” with the “colour of warm copper”. Bottled at 43% ABV, the single malt…

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Alice in Chains launches Tequila barrel-finished Bourbon

Chicago-based distillery Few Spirits has partnered with American rock band Alice in Chains on a new Bourbon finished in ex-Tequila barrels, called All Secrets Known. Few spirits master distiller Paul Hletko collaborated with Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Layne Staley, Mike Inez and William DuVall from the band to create the Bourbon, which was finished for six months in ex-Tequila barrels. Hletko said: “There are no two spirits that have a closer association with rock and…

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