Well, if you’re a fan of Courvoisier VSOP then you best stock up on your tipple fast, because the favoured blend of many is set to change.

Courvoisier have altered the recipe due to increasing demand by mixologists and bar tenders as a cocktail component.  So in response to this, Master Blender, Patrice Pinet has created a “floral and fruity character with vanilla notes.”

Courvoisier VSOP Fine Cognac

A blend of eaux-de-vie from both Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fins Bois, the cognac not only has a new blend, but a new name as well – Courvoisier VSOP Fine Cognac.

Courvoisier VSOP’s new recipe: Fine Cognac

Key market places, which include both Russia and the UK, will see the new blend hit the shelves from November 2012.  The rest of the world will have to wait until the New Year for the global release.

Courvoisier’s Global Senior Marketing Manager, Claire Richards, said of the cognac houses reasoning for the change,

“Cognac is increasingly served with ice or mixed in cocktails across many of our key markets, so as a key marque within our range and one of the world’s best-selling VSOP cognacs, it is important that our VSIO displays its full complexity of flavours when mixed.

The new Courvoisier VSOP Fine Cognac will be presented in the classic Courvoisier shaped bottle and will sell at £32.99 UK sterling.

Have a look at the previous Courvoisier VSOP Cognac, or have a look at the whole Courvoisier range.

Sources: www.thespiritsbusiness.com

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    So it’s been a few months since this announcement, and Courvoisier still lists their VSOP as Fine Champagne, on both their US and UK websites. Did they make like Maker’s Mark and reverse this decision to change the blend? They already have Exclusif as a mixable VSOP.

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    Never mind, I saw on their mobile site that the VSOP is not Fine Champagne and the Exclusif is no more. Also, the Napoleon grade is gone.

    The 12 and 21 year are still listed, though.

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    Damian Rees

    I used to love this brandy now it’s lost all it’s beautiful taste such a tradegy

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    Capt Bob

    the new blend is awful…I can not even drink it. What is wrong with Courvoisier. I will only use it for cooking now. Buying Remy Martin now….

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