Grand Brulot, the first ultra-premium French VSOP Cognac café, announces its partnership with BLADE Urban Air Mobility Inc., the digitally powered short-distance aviation leader servicing key destinations on the East and West Coast including New York City, the Hamptons, Miami, LA and Orange County, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Grand Brulot will be available in BLADE lounges which include four in Manhattan, one in Miami, with others in production in Nantucket, Westchester, and Los Angeles. Fliers will also have access to Grand Brulot on a BLADE flight.
“We are excited to partner with BLADE. We think Grand Brulot is a wonderful premium addition for their guest experiences whether in the BLADE lounge or in the air,” says Francisco Tonarely, CEO and partner of Distiller LLC. “We are thrilled to offer their sophisticated guests a fresh new way to experience cognac and we couldn’t think of a better place than BLADE’s iconic lounges.”
Grand Brulot revives an 18th century French tradition through a unique and masterful infusion of premium VSOP Cognac with rich Robusta coffee. Handcrafted by the Tardy Cognac family on their estate in the Cognac region of France, cellar master, Christoph Tardy – a fifth-generation, Cognac producer – meticulously selects the finest ‘eaux de vie’ with a unique blend of Ugni Blanc & Colombard grapes from a single-estate to craft a unique VSOP Cognac.
The cognac is then blended with a 100% Robusta coffee beans sourced from Guayas, Ecuador. Aged for up to six years in French Oak barrels allows the melding of flavors to blend over time. The final blend is a uniquely dry and smooth blend of VSOP cognac and coffee that delivers flavors notes of nutmeg and Vanilla with subtle honey aroma, combined with the rich, roasted and dark flavors of the Robusta Espresso beans.
As a carefully crafted spirit, each serving of Grand Brulot incorporates one-full shot of espresso and will give imbibers a new way to enjoy it straight, on the rocks with an orange peel or in cocktail classics such as a Manhattan, Old Fashioned, Espresso Martini or Sazerac.