pierre ferrand collection: 1840 vs, ambre vsop, reserve des dieux xo, anges xo cognac

Pierre ferrand collection: 1840 vs, ambre vsop, reserve des dieux xo, anges xo cognac

 

Grannibal – because you can’t spell ‘slaughter’ without ‘laughter’

 

If we as a planet are ever going to come together in harmony we have to set aside our differences and agree on a couple things before we move on to find peace:

  1. American surf rock is the best form of music ever created.
  2. We have to listen to more dead Kennedys.
  3. I’m cool.
  4. Russia has the hardest people on earth.

Matter of fact, why don’t we just stop there and talk about point number 4 for a minute or two. The people of Russia are the hardest people on earth and the Russian alphabet looks dumb. AND, and their porn looks like it was shot in a post apocalyptic ikea showroom, with torn plastic floral pattern tablecloths and blankets for drapes on the windows. Plus, Russian women are gorgeous because the ugly ones have their skeletal structure built into car chassis.

What else about Russia is that all these Russian clone men are brought up to be tough. real tough. When the Russians wanted to destroy capitalism, they brought out joseph stalin. When they wanted to take down rocky balboa, they brought out ivan drago. I mean, ivan drago killed Apollo creed! He killed the American media stereotype black guy for petes sake. Russians don’t give a fuck.

You know what else? Russians are tough their whole life through. For example take this lady, tamara samsonova, shes 68 years old and she can carry around 100 pounds in a plastic garbage bag.

Yes! Its true! This little old lady can carry 100 pounds in a plastic garbage bag. my grandmother can’t even get her heart to beat regularly and this lady is hauling ass. Literally. In fact she was spotted carrying a plastic bag with 100 pounds worth of human torso in it when she dumped a dismembered body in a nearby pond. Turns out good ol’ tamara had a scuffle with her 79 year old neighbor over the quality and condition of her tea cups, so, she did what any Russian grandmother would do; drug her, cut off her arms and legs while still alive, drain her blood in the bathtub, keep her decapitated head as a trophy and finally scoop out her lungs and eat them before dumping her mutilated corpse in an improvised grave.

When the police discovered that tamara liked to pump iron(like the iron inside our bloodstream), they searched her home to discover that her tea cups had chips in the rim, which could really cut your lips when you’re drinking a hot cup of tea. The police also discovered the severed heads of 14 people, including her departed husband who went missing over 12 years prior and a few other people who you don’t know. the police found tamara’s diary in which she kept details of the murders and described the method in how to remove a person’s lungs and prepare them for dinner, which she claimed she enjoyed eating. Who can blame her, ever since chain restaurants were introduced to Russia, you just can’t find a good plate of human lungs anymore.

The age old question though: what do you drink with a hearty meal of fresh human offal?

You drink cognac of course! It’s the perfect accompaniment to cut through the minerally taste of human lungs.

 

Pierre ferrand 1840 1er cru

Alc. 40%

Nose:

Apples, peach stones and new leather. Vanilla pods, slight oak and some dustiness. a slight sourness, like baby vomit and eastern spiciness to the nose, fresh flowers and toffee with a touch of burnt rubber. Fruit driven with very bright, young golden orchard fruit. There is a sensation of charred wood to this nose.

Palate:

Delicate and light, fresh and a little bright. Licorice and fresh fruit, raisin with a little abrasive finish, touching on cleaning chemical. Medium finish, settling with fatty almonds, raisins and syrup.

Overall:

A good vs.

Vsop ambre

Alc. 40%

Nose:

Pear cider, grape juice and cotton candy. dusty new leather, light oak and sandalwood. Figs and peach. Starting to get some bass notes and fruits are turning into dried fruits. After some generous airing the wood starts to become more involved, more balancing. Fresh strawberries.

Palate:

Getting dank with currants and moderate oak. Middle eastern spice again, dark leather, dark red fruits. Finish is moderate with currant lozenges hanging on. Full and rich with surprising depth. Some cocoa developing.

Overall:

Tastes aged ahead of its time. Average of 10 years

Dieux xo

Grande champagne

Alc. 40%

Nose:

Peach and apricot and a touch of acetone. Fresh red berries on the nose, sawdust, sandalwood and roses. It could be considered a bit sour at first. After some generous airing, the red berries become a bit darker with a big influence on the nose. Leather, slight vanilla, chocolate and oak level things out.

Palate:

Stewed and mashed fruits, at first impression, turning to leather and oak on the finish. Cooked fruit and licorice, leather, treacle and some big oak. Some ash in the finish.

Overall:

Needs air. Very rich and big on dark fruit jam and wood. Excellent. Superb weight and texture. Average of 25 years

 

 

Anges xo

Grande champagne

Alc. 40%

Nose:

Immediately off the nose there are dry flowers, freshly planed wood, leather and dark fruits. Sweet tart candies. After some airing, stewed grapes set in beside dank wood and currant lozenges. Anise, old closet and vanilla. After generous airing we have stewed fruits, cherries, boiled figs, dank oak, dark rum notes, some ash and a little milk chocolate. Nice!

Palate:

Wow. Wood. Big oak at first followed with stewed fruits and walnuts on the finish, which becomes a touch bitter, but pleasant. Anise, some eastern spice and a touch of coffee. Some rotting/overripe field berries in the finish. Currants and vanilla of course! Aromatic, sweet, lovely.

Overall:

Not as dank as the dieux.  Averages 30 years

Please note:

Pierre ferrand cognac is known for blending old cognacs. They do not supply stores, rather they bottle to demand, whenever orders are made. Pierre ferrand uses grapes grown in the grande champagne region, known as the premier cru of cognac grapes.

Aged in cellars with a traditional wood floor, this product is twice distilled in very small pot stills and aged in small limousine oak casks. The casks used are typically changed as the aging continues to older casks as not to leech out too much tannin.

Although pierre ferrand specializes in old cognac, they have crafted their 1840 1er cru to reinvigorate the vs for bartenders and cocktail lovers.

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