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Bourgoin Cognac - visit and tasting of a winegrower's cognac

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Between Angoulême and Jarnac, in the heart of the vineyards, the Bourgoin family produces a natural Cognac with its own grapes.

The opportunity to rediscover a product sometimes overused by marketing: A Cognac, certainly, but a Cognac winegrowers.


Entrepreneurs at heart, the members of the team at La Garçonnière have never been reluctant to get up early . But there are limits to exercise, and few can boast of having us take a train at 6am. And yet, when Maelys Bourgoin offered us a few weeks ago to visit the family estate of Cognac, there was no hesitation. First because this exceptional product is a box in the shop, and it was time to go to discover more closely its production mode.


The Alcohol Professor

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DIFFERENT SIDES TO THE COGNAC STORY - How some producers are changing the category's long held narrative


Consider that this is an industry hundreds of years old. Cognac estates both large and small have been producing it very much in the same way for centuries. There is a strict set of rules that defines Cognac as a spirit determining where the grapes are grown, how they are processed, what type of wood they are aged in and for how long. There’s not much room for innovation since these rules aren’t going to change any time soon, if ever, but there are subtle ways a Cognac can show some creativity.

“When you are a renegade in Cognac you are not pushing big boundaries. You do little things that would be normal in any other [spirits] area that would have less history.”

Nicolas Palazzi
Founder of PM Spirits and importer of several independent Cognac brands

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WORLD WHISK(E)Y best high-rollers - NAVAZOS-PALAZZI cask strength single palo cortado cask spanish malt whiskey

Nicolas Palazzi

You know who knows best which bottles to buy? The people who pour and sell drinks—that’s who. We asked dozens of top bartending and spirits industry professionals to tell us which bottles they love and why.


“If you don’t know Nicolas Palazzi’s name and you love great spirits, then you’d better pay attention. This is a Spanish pot-still malt-finished in Valdespino palo cortado casks.”—Neal Bodenheimer, owner/bartender at New Orleans’ Cane & Table and Cure



MARKET WATCH - New Products

Nicolas Palazzi

Mic Drop Bourbon PM Spirits introduced a one-off Bourbon release this fall. Mic Drop ($100 a 750-ml.) is a blend of 20 barrels of 8-year-old bourbon made at MGP Distillery. The mashbill is 75-percent corn, 21-percent rye, and 4-percent malted barley. The 56-percent abv whiskey is available in New York, with potential expansion planned. For more information, visit

Rochelt - Best New Spirit 2017

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If you have never tried Rochelt, you don’t know schnapps. Like any great eau-de-vie, these Tyrolean treasures rely on fruit meticulously selected and harvested, carefully fermented and distilled to create a perfect snapshot of a fruit at ideal ripeness. But these spirits are aged an average of a decade in small glass demijohns to coalesce, mellow and concentrate. Most eau-de-vies are like perfume—you can only consume them in dabs. Rochelt’s schnapps, which come in a signature green-glass crystal bottle, are perfumes you can qua . Balanced, flavorful and smooth even at a whopping 100 proof, the risk is drinking them too fast, which would be a mistake: Only eight bottles of each fl avor— apple, morello cherry, muscat, black elderberry and apricot—entered the US this year.
Imported by PM Spirits, Brooklyn, NY; 50% abv, $250 to $500/375ml