Created by Cécile Roudaut, St-Rémy master blender, each expression in the Cask Finish Collection is a “distinctive exploration into the encounter between French brandies and wood”.
Bottled at 40%ABV, Roudaut selected 10 casks that previously held Oloroso Sherry, from the Spanish city of Jerez. The casks brought notes of red fruits, cherry, fig, dates, fresh butter, ginger and liquorice to the brandy.
Roudaut said: “The dance between brandy and Sherry wood is like an expressive tango. The oloroso Sherry casks create incredibly rich notes of red fruits, figs, dates, and cooked and candied fruits to St-Rémy brandy.”
Roudaut’s time working in the wine industry inspired her cask selection. Prior to working in spirits, she learned about the winemaking process and grape varieties and explored the influences of casks.
The new expression will launch this month in Canada, Mexico, Norway, Finland, UAE, Taiwan, Russia and China. From 2021, the product will be available in global travel retail markets such as UAE, Australia, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Singapore.
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