Food & Wine

Martell, forged by passion and knowledge passed through the Martell family since 1715

THE SPIRIT

In 1783, Martell was the first to ship its barrels of cognac to the United States. Today, Martell celebrates this history with another first:

Introducing Martell Blue Swift, the first-ever spirit drink made of cognac VSOP and finished in bourbon casks.

Martell’s distillation signature process – free of impurities – leave it open to absorbing the rich aromatic tones from the bourbon cask. The result is Martell’s hallmark style, characterized by delicate notes of candied fruit and plum, now complimented by the subtle sweetness of vanilla and toasted oak from bourbon casks. Exceptionally smooth, with a rounded taste and unique character, this redefines the boundaries.

For years, the Swift has been an icon for Martell. A bird with the rare ability to fly for days without stopping, the Swift is bound by nothing – traversing oceans and continent.

TASTING NOTES

To the eye

We can admire an elegant coppery color with golden glints.

On the nose

We first notice gourmet aromas such as banana and caramelized pears.

Then a subtle sweetness appears, and notes of vanilla & coconut mixed with spicy and menthol are revealed.

In the mouth

It is soft, round and gourmand.  We taste deep and fresh notes of ginger and white candied fruits such as plums.

We then feel the ample, smooth and long toasted oak finish from Kentucky Bourbon casks.

Serving

Martell Blue Swift is a new eau-de-vie de vin made with Cognac VSOP finished in Bourbon casks to enjoy on its own, over ice, lengthened with a mixer or as a cocktail.

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