Embracing the romance of transatlantic travel, Cognac brand Camus have unveiled a new expression that has undergone maturation at sea.
Called Camus Caribbean Expedition, the expression has been aged for four years in France before being loaded onto a ship for the transatlantic journey to Barbados in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies.
Ten sealed casks of Cognac were loaded onto the De Gallant tall ship which uses traditional wind propulsion for the 45 day journey.
Received by Richard Seale, master distiller at Four Square, the barrels then underwent a year of maturation in the tropical climate conditions.
Camus believes the Cognac’s exposure to numerous environmental factors, such as motion, temperature change, humidity and air pressure, have enhanced its aromatic notes.
Bottled at 43.3% ABV, the tasting notes for the expression include aromas of banana, pear, coco bean and rancio, leading to flavours of exotic fruits and soft sultanas on the palate.
A total of 4,500 bottles of Camus Caribbean Expedition will be released on 1 September 2020.