Godet Antarctica: US Launch

In March 2008, Jean-Jacques Godet (of the House of Godet) and a crew of ten broke all records by landing a small yacht on the continent of Antarctica, the smallest yacht ever to achieve such a feat.

So how does the director of a cognac house celebrate such an achievement?  By producing the Antarctica Folle Blanche, produced 100% from the grapes from which it takes its name, that is aged up to 7 years and is designed to be kept in the freezer and served ice cold.

Cognac Antarctica

Cognac Antarctica

It’s no surprise that Antarctica is made from the Folle Blanche.  In 1870 this grape was all but wiped out by Phylloxera.  But thanks to careful cultivation it survived, and the Godet family are now the largest owners of cultivated Folle Blanche grapes in the world.

Antarctica has been launched so far in 14 different countries, and in March 2011 will be launched in the USA.  Godet have developed a unique filtration and distilling process which leaves the cognac pure and clear.  This, of course, has brought in a whole new customer base of spirit drinkers.  This young, hip crowd love the chilled shots which are far removed from the traditional image of the older cognac drinker.

Jean Jacques Godet says that “This cognac embodies the Godet Family tradition of cognac, tradition looked at with modernism and inspired by the instinct of the people behind our brand.”

Although aimed at the younger cognac drinkers, it has also been well received by those who prefer their eaux-de-vie on the more traditional side.  The crisp, delicate taste is a tribute to the knowledge of the Godet family which has been handed down through the generations.

Antarctica comes packaged in simple, clear packaging, evoking the icy landscape of the continent which inspired it.

We’ll taste it soon, so wait for our tasting notes.

Sources: www.antarcticgodet.com

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13 Responses

#1 freddy franchi on Feb 24, 2011, says:

Sorry but it is not the first white Cognac bottled. The first commercial white Cognac has been created by a micro distillery from Fins Bois in 1974. London famous Tiki bar Trader Vics was the first bar in the World to list it from 1976.

#2 larry on Feb 24, 2011, says:

Damn that looks good. Where can you buy antarctica white cognac in the states?

#3 Eric on Feb 24, 2011, says:

Do we know what it is aged in? Caramel additives aside, don’t cognacs get some color from sitting in the barrel? I wonder if they age this in something other than a traditional barrel. Also I wonder if maybe they distill it again after aging. Perhaps the color would be left behind in that case.

#4 lazaroni on Feb 24, 2011, says:

Just tried it! This is the best! Better than a chilled shot of Patron!
Super smooth

#5 Martian on Feb 24, 2011, says:

I luv clear…now cognac is cumn to da US with. I gotta get my paws on this one

#6 Bart on Feb 24, 2011, says:

try to taste it it in 3 different ways room temprature, warm glass and from the fridge. and you will taste in every way different notes… the cold one was most spectacular!

#7 cognac lover on Sep 21, 2011, says:

The little problem is that pure white cognac can only be the result of illegal filtration process.
By law cognac should stay for minimum 2 years in oak barrel.
Godet announces 7 years.
7 years in oak without any colours. ? Do you believe this ?
No way it can exist.
If the colour was removed by filtration it is illegal.
I bet you that this product will be gone soon.
Or it be suddenly coloured.
we shall see,,

#8 William on Nov 24, 2011, says:

Can you buy this brand in the states and if so would it be in any liquor store.

#9 Tim Murphy on Apr 4, 2013, says:

Where can you buy Antartica Godet Cognac in the US, Thank you

#10 Alex on Apr 11, 2013, says:

Tim,

get in touch with me and I will help you getting this beautiful Antartica in the US.
Kind regards.

#11 Executioner on Apr 23, 2013, says:

I don’t know wether it’s legal or not, but this one has been filtered afterwards. And it is still in the market. I’m going to try it soon.
“The only white cognac available on the market, Godet “Antarctica” is created from the rare Folle Blanche grape – a varietal that only narrowly survived extinction from the nineteenth century Phylloxera epidemic. Although Antarctica has been matured in very old oak for seven years, the unique distillation and filtration process developed by Godet leaves the spirit pure and clear. A subtle nose of delicate white flowers leads to a dry, medium-bodied palate offering elegant notes of apple custard, poached pear, golden raisin and vanilla. Soft notes of baking spice linger through the finish. Serve ice cold.”

#12 Thea on May 25, 2013, says:

I bought some today, to bring back to states.

#13 Ian on Apr 18, 2014, says:

this is also for sale in new york seen in a few stores for about 54.95 going to get one this week

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