Exciting news for Cognac enthusiasts and lovers of the finer things in life. The oldest family-owned Cognac house in France, Godet House, has launched in South Africa and will be bringing you their range of sophisticated, elegant and beautifully packaged cognacs.

Truman & Orange, a South African premium drinks company based in Cape Town, has joined forces with Godet to bring award-winning cognacs to the South African market. Godet House dates back to the 1950s and offers a distinctive style of blends that have a floral, fruity nose and palate. Godet cognacs are renowned amongst cognac connoisseurs for their elegance and sophisticated balance.

Eau de Vie Perfection

Based in La Rochelle France, the birthplace of cognac, Godet is one of the very few cognac makers to produce their blends using grapes from all six crus (cognac grape growing regions). These traditions are handed down through the generations of the Godet Master Blenders and the skills of ageing their eau de vie has been perfected for over 400 years.  The result… a drink of the finest quality that Godet fans can appreciate with confidence and poise.

“Godet is the last cognac house to still have its cellars in La Rochelle. Its close proximity to the sea allows the cognac – that sleeps in barrels in the Godet cellars – to borrow a very distinctive minerality from the exposure to the air, brought inland by the ocean.  This signature Godet touch is often called ‘second terrior’ and enjoyed by cognac connoisseurs around the globe.  We are very proud to be the company to bring these elegant, beautifully balanced cognacs closer to South African cognac enthusiasts. Boasting rich, complex flavours, Godet House Cognacs are quite unique, unlike other mainstream cognacs that are currently available,” says Rowan Leibbrandt of Truman & Orange.

Award-winning Excellence

Godet cognacs have won international awards such as the World Best Design–World Brandy Award.  South Africans can look forward to tasting the finest spirits in the world of cognacs.

These are some of the Godet cognacs available in South Africa:

Godet V.S. Cuvée
A blend of Fin Bois and Bon Bois extra matured for 3 years in oak barrels. It possesses fresh aromas of vanilla and leather with a smooth, warming finish.  Round and well balanced, Godet V.S. Cuvée is perfect to pour at 16°C and serve at 18°C to sip on neat.  A Bottle retails for R450.

Godet Antarctica Icy White
A clear wine spirit inspired by the purity and beauty of Antarctica. This spirit is great in cocktails and can be equally as enjoyable on the rocks. When tasting, one experiences pepper notes on the nose with delicate rose, acacia wood and crispy apple coming through once ice has been added. One can expect a sweet palate with notes of dried fruits, chamomile, and orange blossom, rounded with honey and vanilla on the finish.  R500 will get you a bottle of Antarctica.

God by Godet
This is a one-of-a-kind cognac. Since distillation, this cognac has only ever been in one barrel, has not seen daylight, nor been mixed with any other cognac or diluted with water. No caramel or sugar has been added to it and no blending has been done before bottling. It is as raw as it is pure, suggesting the person enjoying it may become a Master Blender for a moment and dilute with water to taste, or simply enjoy it over a block of ice.  Cask super strength, God by Godet is matured for four years in a Limousin cask and comes in a box with two signature glasses.  You can get a bottle for R700.

Gastronome Fine Champagne
AOC is granted to cognacs blended exclusively with varietals from a tiny area of Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, the heart of the cognac region. Gastronome is matured for 14 years and has a floral nose and a fruit-driven palate.  One can pick up notes of orange blossom, iris and violet on the nose, followed by a fruity, elegant smokiness and a hint of sea salt on the palate rounded up by a dry and smooth finish.  A bottle costs R850.

Godet House cognacs can be purchased at key retailers and premium liquor stores nationwide. For further information on Godet House cognacs, visit www.godetcognac.com/.

You can also follow Godet House on social media:

Facebook:            www.facebook.com/GodetCognacSA/

Instagram:           @godetcognacsa

Twitter:                @GodetCognacSA

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