The Chinese New Year is always an important event for the Cognac houses, even after the government crackdown on gift buying and luxury goods. Despite this, high end Cognac remains a firm favorite in China, and many others around the world also enjoy Chinese inspired Cognac products.


So with this in mind, Bisquit Cognac created the XO Bisquit Rare Edition “Year of the Goat”, for sale solely through the Duty Free marketplace. The blend has been created in honor of the founder of the Cognac house, Alexandre Bisquit, who himself was born in the Chinese Year of the Goat, (albeit some years previously, in 1799).


Bisquit’s Cellar Master, Denis Lahouratate has used his expertise to create a very smooth product. The house say that the nose and palate reveal ‘generous fragrances of prune, candied fruits and soft spices’.


The bottle itself is an interesting one. It boasts clean, simple lines and has a rather ‘sturdy’ appearance. The labelling and gift box were created by design agency, LINEA Packaging. Bold colours, Chinese symbols, a very upmarket label and a wax seal adorn the bottle. The label bears the signature of the Cellar Master and the individual bottle number.


And when Bisquit say this is Limited Edition, it really is… Only 4,000 are being produced and the selling price will be around $200 USD. We can also look forward to more Cognacs related to the Chinese zodiacal calendar. Bisquit plan to relate each Chinese New Year to a poignant date in the Cognac house’s history.

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.

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