Cognac Park XO Cigar Blend
Cognac Park // Cognac, France
Since 1880, Distillerie Tessendier & Fils has been producing cognac sold to other houses for use in blends. In the 1990s, Maison Tessendier and Dominic Park began collaborating on a new label that would allow the distillery to blend and bottle their own production. Maison Park was born and along with it, the elegant Cognac Park label. This Cigar Blend Vielle Fine Champagne Cognac is part of the brand's core line up. Bottled at 40% ABV, it is a blend of eaux-de-vie made from ugni blanc grapes composed of a minimum 60% Grande Champagne and 40% Petite Champagne.
CognacBrandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
Cask Typenew and used French Limousin Oak
"Park Cognac's XO Cigar Blend doesn't have to be paired with a cigar, but it's certainly easy to imagine it going well with one. A bit richer and sweeter than their traditional XO, this blend brings out notes of leather, vanilla, and oak, with hints of winter spice. Highly enjoyable on its own, its dark and sweeter tones would also work nicely to soothe the heat of a good cigar."