Louis Royer Force 53 VSOP Cognac
Louis Royer // Cognac, France
Founded in 1853, Louis Royer is an old house that is just now raising in prominence in the international scene. Embracing fairly classic methods this cognac is distilled twice in copper stills “sur lie” and aged 4-6 years in French Limousin oak casks. The Force 53 is bottled at 53% ABV with a clear push to be used in cocktails.
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 TypeFrench oak
"There is a delightful density and balance to this cognac that makes it surprisingly sippable even at 53% ABV. The aromatics can't be missed: Notes of allspice, roasted apple, Christmas cake, amontillado sherry, and caramel come to the brink of overwhelming the senses. The palate shows similar flavors as the aroma with a more woody and herbaceous undertones. The Force gives cognac-based cocktails a rich intensity that really makes the brandy shine in your glass."