Here is another Cognac you drink with ice, as the name says. Limited edition Ice Cognac by ABK6 is the first cognac really designed to be consumed on the rocks. Produced in the hillsides of Claix, France, near Grenoble, Ice Cognac is described as a flavor journey that will take the drinker through aromas of white peach, lemon sorbet and iced mint as the temperature of the elixir drops. Cognacs are basically coloured and brown because they age in oak barrels.
The cognac is made from the Ugni blanc grape, the most widely planted white grape in France, and is best served in a tumbler glass over several ice cubes. At 18°C (64F) for instance, the cognac begins softly and smoothly, giving off aromas of vanilla and evolving into white peach. At 12°C (54F) aromas of orange blossom are detected, before merging into lemon sorbet. And when the mercury dips to about 5°C (41), the cognac emits notes of iced mint.
The limited edition cognac made its debut at Vinexpo, the world’s largest wine trade fair, in Bordeaux this week. The suggested retail price is €37 ($52,50). [Ice Cognac]