27 Jun '11, 7am

Cognac changes aromas as it hits the rocks: A new cognac created to be sipped specifically on the rocks was laun...

Cognac changes aromas as it hits the rocks: A new cognac created to be sipped specifically on the rocks was laun...

A new cognac created to be sipped specifically on the rocks was launched this week and 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. Ice Cognac by ABK6 is said to develop its distinct aromas as it progressively comes into contact with cold temperatures and water. The limited edition cognac, produced in the hillsides of Claix, France, made its debut at Vinexpo , the world’s largest wine trade fair, in Bordeaux this week. 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 cognac is made from the Ugni blanc grape, the mos...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/wines-spirits/ice-cognac-abk6.html

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