Audry XO Fine Champagne Cognac is made of 50% Grande Champagne, and 50% Petite Champagne. It is a blend of 12-30 year old Cognacs. The first nose of black pepper and old oak gives way to spicy, floral notes. Bittersweet, toasty, creamy flavor followed by hints of dark toffee. Long aftertaste. Expressive and lively.
The house of A. Edmond Audry was founded in 1878 by the great-great-grandfather of the current owner. In the early 1950s, the Audry Company stopped selling cognac. However some very old stocks were held back in reserve in the hopes that Audry would one day rise again to the fore. That day came in 1978 when Bernard Boisson, a lawyer by training, decided to resurrect the family tradition that had remained dormant for four decades. The family stopped distilling in 1974, so Audry is made from blends of the original reserve and a few lots bought from a small group of Charentais growers.