Grand Brulot // Cognac, France
Made on an estate in Cognac, France, this liqueur blends 6-year-old VSOP cognac made from ugni blanc and colombard grapes with 100% Robusta coffee beans from Ecuador. Before being bottled at 80 proof, the blend is finished in French oak barrels. Grand Brulot’s name refers to a drink called The Brulôt, a blend of coffee and cognac that purportedly dates back nearly two centuries.
Coffee/Chocolate LiqueursBoth coffee and chocolate liqueurs are often dark in color and tend to use real coffee and/or chocolate in its creation. But artificial flavors can be used. Often neutral spirits are used as the base but any liquor family can be used.
Cask TypeFrench oak
"Similar in hue to a cup of brewed coffee, Grand Brulot has a similarly distinct bitter aroma to a sweetened cup of joe. Hints of vanilla, bitter orange and chocolate also come through on the nose. On the palate, it's potent—even slightly medicinal—at first and coffee flavors take second place to vanilla notes. But the more you sip and savor, the more the liqueur evolves to showcase the underlying richness of its cognac base."