This is a special one guys… 1 great venue, 2 great cigars and 5 great cognacs – all the ingredients for the perfect evening.
THE VENUE – JAMES J FOX CIGAR MERCHANTS
JJ Fox have been trading in fine tobacco and smokers’ accessories from 19 St James’s Street for over 225 years and customers have included discriminating smokers from all walks of life – from commoners to kings. Among them have been Sir Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, British and Foreign Royalty, the officer’s mess of famous British regiments, and the leading lights of the stage, film, sport, tv, radio, music and literature. Recently refurbished cigar sampling lounge, a must for all cigar enthusiasts.
Tuesday October 13th 2015, 6:30pm Start.
Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2 – Ring Gauge 50 – Length 4 7/8ths (Cuban)
Tasting Notes: One of the finest, full-bodied Cuban cigars available with a legion of fans around the world. Pleasantly intense, earthy, peppery taste and aroma, expertly rolled and beautifully presented with an impeccable wrapper and smooth draw.
Macanudo 1968 Rothschild – Ring Gauge 50 – Length 4 ½ (Dominican Republic)
Tasting Notes: Medium bodied cigar. The bouquet mixes sweetness, earth and cedar notes. The 1968 range does without a doubt prompts novice cigar smokers to try something more powerful and flavourful.
DRINKS HOST – Jean Jacques Godet and Cyril Godet (Father and Son)
COGNAC GODET: A FOUR HUNDRED YEAR OLD FAMILY JOURNEY
Cognac Godet today is the story of three brothers and a father who continue a fifteen generation tradition of cognac crafting, in La Rochelle, meeting point of their two passions – sailing and cognac. In oak barrels they nurture the family secret as well as a way of life enriched by cognac.
This family story began in 1550 when their ancestor Bonaventure Godet, a Dutch merchant, arrived in La Rochelle to trade salt and wine. Over time the young sailor was among the first to burn the wine from Aunis to create ‘Brandewijn’, or ’Burnt Wine’, Cognac’s forefather.
Today, the Godet family, still based in La Rochelle, is one of the world’s oldest cognac makers and the Godet brand is the oldest family-run cognac house. They have retained a faithful vision, loyal to Cognac’s origins, focused on the art of tasting, sensorial pleasures, a modern witness to a timeless way of life. Learn more here & here
Antarctica Icy White, 40% vol.
Tasting Note: “Tender and voluptuous, delicate and elegant, it is of a freezing originality.
VSOP Selection Speciale, 40% vol.
Tasting Note: All that tinge with hazelnuts and peach jam to create a mellow and suave cognac. A present but velvety persistence in the mouth makes it a very pleasant and easy drink.
XO Excellence, 40% vol.
Tasting Note: “Walnut and Cherry nose. Perfect balance between smoothness and depth in the mouth with a final touch of truffle.”
Folle Blanche Epicure, 40% vol. Rare Cognac.
Tasting Note: “This product is the original grape variety of Cognac. The organoleptic qualities of the “Folle Blanche” are a very floral nose and a great smoothness in the mouth with a fruity taste. This cognac has no acidity. “Epicure” is the blend of several “Folle Blanche” vintages.”
Family Reserve Grande Champagne Extra Old, 40% vol.
Tasting Note: “Elegant and noble. A nose of dried plum, vanilla and violets. In the mouth spices, and sweet flavours explode, with an astonishing length”.
Tickets priced at £45 per person
(Booking Essential – payment non-refundable due to catering purposes)