Pierre Ferrand Ambre
It is in this great tradition and with an unparalleled commitment to quality that Pierre Ferrand Cognac produces its esteemed Cognacs, whether that is the youngest expression, Pierre Ferrand Ambre (10 year tasting age) or the exquisite Ancestrale (70-year tasting age).
Pierre Ferrand fully embraces the current burgeoning Cognac cocktail culture and applauds the many mixologists in the U.S. that are bringing back Cognac as the main cocktail ingredient.
It is Pierre Ferrand Ambre that has become the Cognac of choice for these mixologists. Aged in old casks, Ambre has little tannin and shows wonderful aromas of flowers, oranges and a hint of vanilla with a light and delicate nose.
Aged in old casks, Ambre has little tannin. Its color is golden, with a light and delicate nose. Aromas of flowers, oranges and a hint of vanilla highlight this cognac. Ambre is an award winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and at the Beverage Tasting Institute of Chicago. Price: $45 for a750ml bottle.
Todd Appel, a U.S. mixologist from Chicago’s Crimson Lounge has this to say about Pierre Ferrand Cognac: “I really love to mix with Cognac. It is one of the best base spirits to mix with really. And I love Pierre Ferrand Cognac because it falls into the level of artisanal product and is a high quality product that is really a good value as well. Pierre Ferrand stays true to the heritage of Cognac creating and crafting.”
Todd Appel serves his take on the classic Manhattan at The Crimson Lounge:
Todd Appel’s Pierre Ferrand Manhattan:
2 oz Pierre Ferrand Ambre
.75 oz Carpano Antica Italian Vermouth
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 dashes Fee Brothers Peach Bitters
2 homemade preserved cherries
Stir all ingredients, strain into rocks glass with ice or up into a cocktail glass. Garnish,
Gianfranco Verga, general manager at Louis 649 in New York City, believes in the mixability of Pierre Ferrand Ambre so much that he uses it as his house Cognac and features it in all Cognacbased drinks. “I like Pierre Ferrand because of the balance of alcohol and sweetness,” he explains.
Gianfranco Verga’s The Japanese Cocktail
2 oz. Pierre Ferrand Ambre
1/2 oz. Orgeat Syrup
2 dashes bitters
Stir the ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Pierre Ferrand Ambre - Cognac Details
Price of this cognac: €20-30
Age: About 10 years old
Growth Area (Cru): Grande Champagne
Grape variety: Various grapes
- 50ml (miniature)