Raise a Glass: 5 Fine and Rare Drinks for Summer 2019
3. Cognac: The Last Drop Distillers’ Hors d’Âge Grande Champagne Cognac
The Last Drop Distillers specializes in seeking out and finding remarkable spirits that have been thought long-lost, if not forgotten, and bringing them to discerning drinkers. Their latest discovery is an old family estate in the heart of the Grande Champagne region, where they uncovered a very special cask at the back of a cellar. The cognac had been hidden there in 1940, behind a hastily built wall, to save it from advancing German forces. Distilled in a small, traditional wood-fired still, this exceptional cognac will comprise just 182 bottles, each priced at $5,160, and is part of the marque’s Limited Bottling range.