xMas Calendar N° 22: Gentleman’s Hennessy Cognac, Cocktail & Cigar Kit

Posted on 22/12/2017 by Eileen Schuch
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Hennessy Fine de Cognac Cocktail Kit

We can see you all hustling and bustling on Social Media, and to be honest, we are too! Puh, this time of the year is meant for us to slow down and yet, for many, it is the busiest period! Today, Friday, we are nearly there. The workweek is over – for most of us. Finally, we can enjoy some well-deserved me-time. Time to indulge in the pleasures that life has to offer: get-togethers with family and friends, good food, one or two drinks, maybe a cigar…To sublime these moments, I am delighted to offer you as a gift today, a “Gentleman’s Treat”, comprising Fine de Cognac from Hennessy, a cocktail book, and a Cigar Box, courtesy of Damien from Gentilhomme.

Hennessy Fine de Cognac Cocktail Kit

Hennessy Fine de Cognac is a stylish, youthful, VSOP quality blend that you can enjoy at home every day, in a cocktail or as a digestif. Fine de Cognac is a class, a category of its own. It reconciles lightness with structure and expresses this spirit’s subtle balance with simplicity and precision. The eaux-de-vie used for this blend are selected for their floral and fruity aromas. Directly after distillation, they are filled in ten-year-oak casks, each of which home to three or four generations of eaux-de-vie that have already aged in them. You will find notes of white grapefruit and orange blossom that procure vivacity to the otherwise mellow character of this cognac. White nougat and hazelnut notes echo its smooth texture on the palate, reminding of Viennese coffee. Candied citrus and bergamot prepare for a finale that resembles a light veil of freshness.

Hennessy Fine de Cognac embodies “savoir-faire” and “savoir-vivre” in a way that a whole new generation of connoisseurs craves: unique, elegant and authentic; a contemporary expression of traditional values and craft. It is about filling your time with quality experiences and that includes the way we appreciate alcohol. Drinking less but opting for the better, choosing beverages that tell a story and have character, something with which we can identify. For me, Hennessy is such a brand.

This particular cognac continues the tradition of “fine à l’eau”: whereby you mix water to your cognac in order to reveal its full flavor range. It is something that went “out of fashion” in the 60ies but now experiences a revival in the hippest, trendsetting bars. Hennessy Fine de Cognac is no stranger to ice cubes, sparkling water and other quality mixers!

And here is, where YOU come into play. In your box, you will find included a cocktail manual. You can use this for inspiration or try something completely new! But whatever you do, please share with us! We would love to see your creations.

To get you in the mood, here something to enjoy by the fireside during these cold, cold winter nights: the Hennessy Apricot Delice.

Put 5 cl Hennessy Fine de Cognac, 4 dried apricots, 1 bar spoon white sugar, 1 cl still water in a cocktail shaker. Shake once without ice cubes and then for a second time with the addition of ice cubes. Filter into a chilled coupe glass

Garnish with a dried apricot cut into a fan shape. Hmmmmm… I can totally see myself sipping one of those right now. What about you?

Hennessy Fine de Cognac Cocktail Kit Hennessy Fine de Cognac is a stylish, youthful, VSOP quality blend that you can enjoy at home every day, in a cocktail or as a digestif. Fine de Cognac is a class, a category of its own. It reconciles lightness with structure and expresses this spirit’s subtle balance with simplicity and precision. The eaux-de-vie used for this blend are selected for their floral and fruity aromas. Directly after distillation, they are filled in ten-year-oak casks, each of which home to three or four generations of eaux-de-vie that have already aged in them. You will find notes of white grapefruit and orange blossom that procure vivacity to the otherwise mellow character of this cognac. White nougat and hazelnut notes echo its smooth texture on the palate, reminding of Viennese coffee. Candied citrus and bergamot prepare for a finale that resembles a light veil of freshness. Hennessy Fine de Cognac embodies “savoir-faire” and “savoir-vivre” in a way that a whole new generation of connoisseurs craves: unique, elegant and authentic; a contemporary expression of traditional values and craft. It is about filling your time with quality experiences and that includes the way we appreciate alcohol. Drinking less but opting for the better, choosing beverages that tell a story and have character, something with which we can identify. For me, Hennessy is such a brand. This particular cognac continues the tradition of “fine à l’eau”: whereby you mix water to your cognac in order to reveal its full flavor range. It is something that went “out of fashion” in the 60ies but now experiences a revival in the hippest, trendsetting bars. Hennessy Fine de Cognac is no stranger to ice cubes, sparkling water and other quality mixers! And here is, where YOU come into play. In your box, you will find included a cocktail manual. You can use this for inspiration or try something completely new! But whatever you do, please share with us! We would love to see your creations. To get you in the mood, here something to enjoy by the fireside during these cold, cold winter nights: the Hennessy Apricot Delice. Put 5 cl Hennessy Fine de Cognac, 4 dried apricots, 1 bar spoon white sugar, 1 cl still water in a cocktail shaker. Shake once without ice cubes and then for a second time with the addition of ice cubes. Filter into a chilled coupe glass Garnish with a dried apricot cut into a fan shape. Hmmmmm… I can totally see myself sipping one of those right now. What about you?

 

Who says cognac, often means cigars as well. I don’t smoke (anymore) but to a good cigar every now and then I am never saying no. I love this ambiance: chilling by the fire, maybe playing chess, listening to music or discussing with friends. I just had such an evening and in Cognac, as it happens. But that is a whole other story, which I am going to tell you in a next article… So anyway, together with Damien we thought you might enjoy this Cognac & Cigar combo. Chances are that, if you subscribe to this giveaway, you already are a connoisseur. The gift from gentilhomme.ch we included is a Freeline Humidor in Walnut that holds up to 25 cigars.

To order online for xMas, it may be a little late, but still, here 10 gift ideas you might find useful when you hit the shops tomorrow, or keep them for any other time of the year: birthdays, Father’s Day… or next Christmas! Gentilhomme is your one time stop for all the stylish gifts and useful tutorials!

But behold, as you know, alcohol, awesome gift ideas and credit card are a dangerous combination. So please, enjoy your Hennessy responsible and go easy on the Amex!

1. Famaco cedar shoetrees

An essential accessory to keep your favorite shoes in shape, the shoetree stretches the leather of the shoe so that it can dry in a flat position. In addition to promoting fast drying of the leather, cedar wood will slightly perfume the shoe and prevent odors. Thanks to these companions, you will be able to considerably increase the lifespan of your shoes!

Embauchoirs en Cèdre

2. Reuzel beard kit

Beards are trend, you know it. That is why there are more and more products made to take care of it. It can be difficult to navigate. One range proposed by Schorem, probably the most famous barbershop in the world, is Reuzel. This brand proposes a complete range for nourished, shiny beards.

Reuzel kit de barbe

3. Qaveman 100% Swiss Made Care Set

The young Swiss brand Qaveman understands how much men value their skin. So they compiled a whole range that does just that: care for and cherish male skin: facial cleanser, moisturizer, shaving cream and aftershave.

Soins homme Qaveman

4. Miansai bracelets

Adding an original touch to your style, that is the promise of the Miansai, a brand that makes men’s bracelets in the shape of an anchor.

Bracelets Miansai

5. Traditional shaving kit

Captain Fawcett’s offers this beautifully finished gift box consisting of a cartridge razor, shaving soap and a genuine hair shaving brush. Never has shaving been so easy!

Kit de rasage traditionnel

6. Bellroy organizer

The Bellroy Travel Organizer is a versatile companion par excellence. There are many travel organizers but we have probably found the most compact and complete. This “travel wallet” closes with a zipper. Inside there are compartments for all the items that you usually bring along when you travel. In addition, it contains a detachable mini-wallet that will allow you to carry only the bare minimum when you want to travel light.

Bellroy organizer

7. Bellroy backpack

From the same brand, the Bellroy Slim Backpack has been designed for urban nomads who travel light. Without compromising on style, this backpack is ideal for short trips by bike or metro. In terms of design, it has been developed to be as practical as possible with storage very easy to access.

Sac à dos Bellroy

8. Famaco shoe polish set

The art of waxing is not improvised; it is a question of controlling all the stages, from cleaning to polishing. To do this, all the necessary is contained in this beautiful wooden box.

Coffret de cirage Famaco

9. Percy Nobleman premium beard care box

All in one wooden gift box: grooming essentials that every Gentleman should have! From scissors, to comb, balm and beard oil, soap, and styling wax. This is the premium gift that will delight your man.

Coffret soins de barbe Premium

10. Fedon Business Suitcase

This Nylon suitcase is very robust and very well thought out, it can store the most fragile costumes without them crumbling. Conceived with multiple storage space in mind, it allows you to travel in peace and with everything someone like you, who is always on-the-go needs!

Valise Business Fedon

But behold, as you know, alcohol, awesome gift ideas and credit card are a dangerous combination. So please, enjoy your Hennessy responsible and go easy on the Amex!

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  2. Magnifique cadeaux pour homme averti c’est vraiment la classe …..avec un peut de chance peut être pour moi ??

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