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The Masterpiece of Bisquit Interlude

A fantastic cheese and chocolate pairing, hosted by Bisquit Cognac’s Maitre de Chai, Denis Lahouratate, was rounded off magically with a first ever tasting of Interlude, a Cognac so old, unique and mystical it can only be described as quite outstanding. I could write a single post just on this incredible expression, but there was a […]

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Hennessy Cognac 250 Year Tour

Hennessy, one of the world’s largest and most famous Cognac Houses is celebrating their 250th year of existence. A quarter of a millennia old… It just boggles the mind! To celebrate in true style, the House of Hennessy put together, in collaboration with people from all over the world, an art exhibition to express the […]

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An audience with Martell Cognac

To many South African brandy drinkers, Martell is a well known household name. 5 star and VO blended brandy come to immediate mind. But what most don’t know is that the house of Martell is actually the oldest and one of the finest Cognac houses in the world, and South Africa is the only place you’ll […]

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Kingna – a river runs through it

The Cape’s R62 Brandy Route houses some of the finest brandy micro distilleries in the country. In the world for that matter, I’m certain. But those speeding from Robertson to Barrydale to chase down the better known of them may well be missing the stunning gem that is the Kingna Distillery Tucked away, some 12 […]

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Food pairings: why they do work

A lot of skepticism abounds alcohol and food pairings with fair share of public opinion branding them more of a gimmick than actually holding real value. To an extent I can understand the sentiment – there are so many out there, and many are done for the sake of it, to keep up with the latest […]

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Fancy some French for Christmas? Try Bisquit.

There are a few things that stand out in this world as being unequivocally French. Cuisine for one, fabulous flavours known the world over. Red Wine and Champagne, naturally, and of course Cognac. The king of brandies, famously renowned for its epic history, stringent standards of control, and of course rich, smooth and lingering taste. […]

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KWV XO Cognac and Nexus 30yo Brandy

#FINISHGREAT, and what a finish indeed! Launch of the KWV Nexus 30 Year and KWV Heritáge XO Cognac.

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Bezalel – Pure gold from the green Kalahari

Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate Almost 800 KM from Cape Town, close to the northern borders of the Country, lies little known wine farm, making a big brandy statement. Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate is situated between Kiemoes and Upington on the N14, and in these parts, is somewhat of an anomaly.

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Elsenburg: Probably the best brandy you’ll
(n)ever taste.

Not many people may be familiar with the Elsenburg College of Agriculture. But there are now 13 very solid reasons why any avid potstill brandy fan really should be! The Elsenburg 13 year old potstill was released late last year, and is quite simply, superb.

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Rémy Martin Louis XIII tasting

Its not often you get to taste one of the true legends of Cognac. Heck its humbling even to just be in the presence of a spirit that was starting its life in oak towards the end of the first world war.

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