The tradition of consuming cognac with many ice cubes or swirling it in the palm of a warm hand does not bring out the best in the cognac for ultimate enjoyment.
The House of Bisquit Cognac has developed a special serving ritual that demonstrates the best way to enjoy cognac. The most crucial element of the ritual is the temperature at which the cognac is consumed. In order to ensure the perfect temperature, the Cuillère de Richesse (Spoon of Richness) is employed. The design of the spoon includes a small stainless steel plate upon which an ice cube is placed before cognac is poured gently over it. The temperature at which cognac is served is important for two main reasons: “Warming cognac is not appropriate as increasing the temperature of the cognac makes the lighter aromas more volatile - they evaporate too quickly, leaving you with an unbalanced glass of cognac. Another consequence of warming cognac is that when the alcohol is warm, it has an aggressive taste - when it is served at the correct temperature, the alcohol is less aggressive, smoother and rounder.” commented Lahouratate.
The Bisquit Cognac Perfect Serve ritual is simple, yet sophisticated:
Step 1: Place the Cuillère de Richesse over the cognac glass.
Step 2: Gently place one ice cube onto the stainless steel plate.
Step 3: Slowly pour a serving of Bisquit V.S.O.P over the ice cube. The Cuillère de Richesse will guide the cognac into the glass through the opening in the spoon.
Step 4: Enjoy your cognac at the perfect temperature!
Bisquit Summit Cocktail
40ml Bisquit V.S
100ml fresh lemonade
1 slice of fresh lime peel
1 slice of fresh ginger
1 long thin slice of cucumber peel
Pour 40ml Bisquit V.S into your chosen glass
Add one slice of fresh ginger and lots of ice
Top up with 100ml lemonade
Stir lightly and garnish by zesting the glass/drink with a lime peel that you rub around the rim of the glass. Place a lime peel and cucumber sliver in the drink and enjoy!