Our oldest selection yet, Lot 45 has seen the world progress, regress, transform and more. Spectating a great many years, this lot spent its entirety of life in oak and was dumped specially for this series of bottlings. A particular World War will stick most firmly in most minds, as it was also formally terminated when this lot was laid down.
After many, many years in oak, this particular expression powerfully demonstrates liberal helpings of char, deep cocoa, a most pronounced rancio, and the decadance of fig pudding, plum preserve and blackberry currant. Oak body is certainly present though well behaved. The finish is eternal. No occasion is too great to pair with the excellence displayed by Aficionados x Fine Drams Grosperrin Lot 45.
This exceptional batch is one of the very few in our collection to come from a distiller and wholesaler. The large well-known House, once owned by the Suntory group, for some unknown reason relieved itself of a few casks of old Cognac in a top-secret transaction which took place through a certified broker in 2019. This extremely rare lot of two casks is of undeniable interest, even although we cannot guarantee it has never been blended.Guilhem Grosperrin