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Rémy Martin VSOP Returns To Its Classic Bottle

The renowned cognac is once again in frosted glass.

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Cognac fans will be thrilled to hear that the renowned Rémy Martin VSOP is, you could say, returning to its roots.

Born in 1927, Rémy Martin VSOP was the first VSOP Cognac Fine Champagne blend to be created and in 1972 became the first to be enshrined in a frosted black bottle. It continues to hold its place as one of the best amongst cognac connoisseurs all over the world and now will once more be housed in the elegant bottle that first appeared over 45 years ago.

The cognac itself features dominant notes of vanilla followed by ripe apricot, baked apple and a fine floral bouquet, resulting in a well-balanced cognac with layers of ripe fruit and subtle liquorice notes.

The Rémy Grand Tonic

As signature serve, Rémy Martin VSOP works perfectly as a refreshing aperitif-style long drink. Simply Mix 50ml Rémy Martin VSOP over ice cubes in a wine glass, top up with tonic water and garnish with lemon wedge.

The Remy Martin Portfolio

Rémy Martin UK brand ambassador Jack Charlton introduces the family of cognacs:

Rémy Martin VSOP

“This is one of our most iconic expressions, it was first created in 1927. Palates have changed through the time but we’ve always tried to keep that same freshness. It has a lot of toasted notes but there’s still some vanilla notes in there so it’s light and fresh.”

Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal

“This is beautiful, very versatile and great served neat. It’s a favourite amongst whiskey drinkers too.”

Rémy Martin XO

“Rémy Martin’s XO is our extra old cognac. It’s very opulent and luxurious. Due to the complexity, we’ve got that wonderful body that allows us to pair it with food."

Perfectly Served: Cognac Cocktails

As we head into party season, here are two easy and delicious cognac-based drinks for you to try at home.

Royal Sidecar

Complex and extremely well-balanced, the first “deluxe” version was created at Ritz Paris in 1923. An icon of cognac cocktails with an enchanting story, it’s said to have been named after a motorcycle sidecar owned by a gentleman in Paris, then popularised in London: truly a tale of two cities.

Ingredients

• 35ml Rémy Martin 1738

Accord Royal

• 30ml Cointreau

• 15ml lemon juice

Instructions

In a cocktail shaker, shake all the ingredients together with ice, then strain into your best coupe glass and finish with adding lemon zest.

Nakamerugo

Dive into the cellar atmosphere, experience the woody scent released from the oak barrels, appreciate the contrasted aromas of dried figs and fresh ginger emanating from Rémy Martin XO.

Ingredients

• Rémy Martin XO

• Brown sugar

• Fresh fig

• Fresh ginger

• Angostura bitter

Method:

Infuse pieces of fig and ginger during twelve hours into 50ml of Rémy Martin XO. Muddle a brown sugar cube in a beautiful Old Fashioned glass and add dashes of Angostura bitter. Strain the cognac then gently stir and serve decorated with elegant slices of ginger and a wedge of fig.

For more information on the House of Rémy Martin go here.