Now, we just had to report about this one. Also because of the color.
Carnivo XO is a neon green bottle: A blend of menuet cognac »”>Menuet Cognac, French Vodka and a tropical berry flavor juice. And who produces it? The company is called Carnivo Unlimited and exlusively imports to the United States – where the product targets young and multicultural consumers. Menuet Cognac is a 100% Grande Champagne Cognac, but are they seriously telling us, that they mix a good XO Cognac in there? Yes, they are.
Apparently Carnivo is very sweet, and somehow tastes like Gatorade.. That sounds a bit particular. And it also looks a bit strange, because the drink itself is green.
The brand was launched in January 2006 and it is supposed to be marketed as a luxury product. Also, Carnivo Unlimited is the exclusive importer of Menuet in the US and Mexico.
It would be really good to know what kind of Menuet XO Cognac is used for the mixdrink – but let’s assume it’s not the Menuet XO how we know it. As Carnivo itself is not even a Cognac, the company can probably add the quality term XO without having any serious problems with the French administration.
Carnivo is available in stores and online. Price is about $30 and the ABV is 20.0%
Some tasting notes:
Color: florescent green
Taste: watery sweet, guava
Finish: sweet, citrus and fruity notes
The drink even received an award: Silver Medal at International Review of Spirits Award
The address of the company:
Carnivo Unlimited LLC
3350 Wilshire BLVD
Los Angeles CA 90010
Source: www.tastings.com, Press release of Carnivo Unlimited