Award-winning gins from craft distilleries in Chicago, Normandy, Northern Ireland and Scotland; Rums from Colombia and Mauritius.
Augier Cognac Le Singulier
Established in 1643 by a wine merchant, Augier is the oldest of the cognac houses.
Its history is one of constant experimentation at a time when the region was discovering the potential of its cognac eaux-de-vie, from unearthing grape varieties and local terroirs to learning about new distillation methods. By limiting production, the company guaranteed outstanding quality and
traceability, evidenced by blending records that date back over a hundred years. The company’s integrity and values, acknowledged throughout the region, earned it a reputation as cognac’s “White House” or a byword for probity. Keen to safeguard this heritage, we have rededicated Augier to its original calling: to strive for typicality, cultivate neglected terroirs and grapes, and create cognacs of singular character.
This cognac is the product of fine eaux-de-vie from the Fine Champagne growth and the highly distinctive Folle Blanche grape.
The blend has an attractive copper-yellow shade.
The nose is, at first, subtle and precise. On swirling, fruit notes of pear, bush peach and apricot become apparent.
After a brisk, direct attack typical of a spirit free from additives, the body is rounded and subtle on the palate.
Toasted artisanal bread with smoked, salted butter, carpaccio of raw boletus mushrooms, walnut oil and cocoa nib. The crust of the bread gives off a unique scent that suggests a blend of chestnut, honey and hay. Rumour has it that olive stones are used in the baking, which takes place in traditional wood-fired ovens. The scent is even more remarkable when the bread leaves the oven or is reheated. It struck me as an obvious match when I discovered Le Singulier’s aromatic richness.