It is the seventh consecutive year that Grönstedts makes a special Christmas-Cognac which is called Grönstedts Noël 2012 XO.
Like the other years this Cognac has been made of the regular Grönstedts XO, but also with parts of last year’s Noël and some other eaux-de-vie.
Basically it is a blend of cognacs with an average age of 30 years, mainly from the Grand Champagne and Petit Champagne districts, but also some Borderies.
Christmas is an very busy period for everyone in the cognac-industry. Distillation is now at its peak and there are more than 4.000 producers who will be distilling to ensure that they get the very best from their grapes.
Much depends on their skills and years of experience. Every distillation will be different, since there are so many factors that can influence the quality of their eau de vie. Christmas dinner at a distiller will include regular checking of the stills.
We found the nice website of Siri (not from the Iphone) with some Cognac labels of forgotten Christmas Cognacs, we couldn’t resist to place those beautiful labels on our blog.
Interesting fact is that most Christmas Cognacs got a higher alcohol-percentage of 42%. Who know the reason of this for Christmas Cognacs?
Recipes with Cognac »
Brandy butter is delicious, probably the best butter for slathering over mince pies or Christmas pudding.
You can buy it in several varieties, like the Tesco Brandy Butter with Courvoisier VS or the Waitrose Brandy Butter with Rémy Martin.
But…. You can also make it yourself very easily! In this post we publish a video how to make Brandy butter.
Just like the Tesco with it’s Courvoisier VS Christmas Pudding, Waitrose also offers a Cognac matured Christmas-pudding. This time made with Rémy Martin Fine Champagne Cognac.
This pudding is matured for 12 month’s, quite long for a Christmas Pudding, they even started making this puddings before last Christmas, unbelievable…..
Recipes with Cognac »
Cloudberry cream is the most common dessert at Christmas-time in Norway, and…. it’s made with Cognac! Enjoy!
These wild orange yellow berries only groves in the mountains in the Northern part of Scandinavia.
They have a unique flavor, and are loaded with vitamin C.
It’s traditionally used for Jam and Dessert.