The Distillerie Merlet & Fils has launched four new products in the Merlet range of Cognacs and Liqueurs in 2015-2016 :
- Merlet Cognac VS is the selection and blend from two to three years or older eaux-de-vie, from different regions of the Cognac appellation, ensuring the consistency of its quality.
The blend for Merlet VS mostly includes crus from the "Fins Bois" and "Bons Bois" regions. These bring freshness ans lightness to the Cognac. A touch of "Petite Champagne" brings complexity to the whole. Depending on the blends, other crus distilled by the Merlet family may come into the final product.
- Merlet Cognac VSOP is the selection and blend from four to five years or older eaux-de-vie, from different regions of the Cognac appellation, ensuring the consistency of its quality.
The blend for Merlet VSOP is mostly elaborated from Cognacs of the "Fins Bois" region, famous for their fruity aromas and their ability to come to maturity quickly when aged in barrels. The complexity is brought by an addition of Cognacs of the "Petite Champagne" region. Depending on the blends, other crus distilled by the Merlet family may come into the final product.
- Merlet Cognac XO is round, warm and elegant.
The Merlet Cognac XO is the quintessential classic for lovers of fine old eaux-de-vie. Produced by Gilles Merlet and his two sons, Pierre and Luc, fifth generation of Merlet distillers, it is a blend of very old cognacs distilled in the family's stills and aged in their cellars.
Merlet Cognac XO is made with grapes from various growing areas of the appellation. Its fruity and complex aromatic range is distinctively Merlet.
- Merlet Liqueur Soeurs Cerises is the revival of a great classic fruit liqueur, the Cherry Brandy.
Several specific cherry varieties, including Morello, have been selected by the Merlet family for their wide range of aromas. It is a combination of two craft production methods. The fruits are macerated in neutral alcohol and the resulting infusion is married to a distilled cherry spirit. A touch of a young family Cognac is then added to bring power and complexity.