Ferrand Cognac Renegade Barrel Num. 3 Rum Cask Aged Brandy
The latest edition of Ferrand's Renegade Series, n°3, is an eau-de-vie de vin (AKA declassified Cognac) made of 100% Grande Champagne Premier Cru de Cognac Vintage 2011 then matured in old barrels that have contained Plantation Rum from the storied Long Pond Distillery in Jamaica. This delicious creation is a kind of nod to the tradition of old French master blenders who would go to the harbor in Bordeaux to collect rum barrels as they arrived from the Caribbean.
On the palate, Renegade n°3 reveals intense and fruity notes of orange, guava, and cape gooseberry, accompanied by pastry notes of almond and vanilla with a floral touch of honeysuckle. The finish is long and suave with lemongrass, pepper, and licorice, a touch of coffee, and a minty feel. Bottled at 48.2% abv.