Pierre Ferrand Renegade Barrel No. 2
Pierre Ferrand // Grande Champagne, France
Pierre Ferrand Renegade Barrel No. 2 is aged in a combination of oak and chestnut barrels. The practice of aging in chestnut barrels has been forgotten since 1945 and as a result, it was not included in subsequent Cognac AOC regulations. Therefore, this is designated as an "eau de vie" and not a cognac. However, it is made entirely from grapes from the Grande Champagne region. It is bottled at 47.1% ABV. Limited availability.
Other BrandyBrandy distilled from any type of fruit-based wine produced anywhere in the world. Not referring to any of the designated or protected areas such as Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, etc.
Cask TypeDouble matured in 350 liter oak barrels and finished in 225 liter chestnut.
"There's a depth to this brandy that suggests concentration and intensification of flavors from the barrel management. Honeyed with cooked pears and a hint of jasmine and other white flowers, it is bursting with singular character and freshness. On the palate, there's that appealing orange peel and honey quality of many young and fine cognacs, but it gets deeper with crushed hazelnuts and a touch of sage savoriness and even a bit of brine. Charming, complex, easy despite the proof and finishes with great persistence. Remarkable. "