Many new craft whiskey, vodka and gin distilleries have emerged in France in recent times, complimenting the iconic and boutique Cognac and Armagnac distilleries which France is renowned for all over the world.
The world-famous Cognac from France is a type of brandy produced by double distillation of white wine from the Ugni Blanc grape variety from the designated growing regions. After the distillation and during the ageing process, it is also called eaux-de-vie.
Cognac tasting takes place at the prestigious house of the region, with some offering other activities such as chocolate pairing and cocktail creation. Hot-air balloon rides and tasting at the bars are also available in the region while private dinners can also be organized at the cognac houses with in-house sommeliers.
The distilleries in France offer a truly unique experience when it comes to spirits tasting along with the cellar master, discovering all that is related to the production of high-quality spirits. A distillery tour combined with gourmet and cultural exploration is an immersive experience for the spirits enthusiasts.