90% of all my bottles will never be opened for consumption, as long as I got them of course.
The missing 10 % will be Remy Martin Club bottles, I love it. You might ask why, so go on reading:
When I took a few months off last year, I travelled through Vietnam. Quite soon I figured out that every town has a liquor store. Those liquor stores are the absolute opposite of German liquor stores because the stores in Vietnam only have the highest quality spirits you can find, even in the smallest town. They had bottles which I could not even buy in wholesalestores about 100 miles around my hometown…
One day I saw I bottle that I had never seen before: the Remy Martin Club. Since I only had one backpack, even if I wanted to, I could not buy all the things I saw. I decided to buy a 350ml of Club de Remy Martin and kept it in my backpack for over one month. Compared to many over products the price was absolutely high, lets say a “European” price. I still got it and it is still sealed by the way.
Today I buy all Club bottles I can find.
I guess that is enough with my personal obsession with this one. Let´s start the interesting part:
The decanter is pretty unique compared to other products in the low price segment. The bottle is octagonal with a big belly and a very thin neck. It looks luxurious to people who do not waste their time with collecting Cognac. The Stopper is made out of cork with a heavy gold foiled metal top.
On the decanters chest is a metal plate with the Remy Martin logo = Le Centaure.
It was not easy to get appropriate information about the Club since its production is discontinued.
German Wikipedia says that it won a medal in 2004, I do not know how because the production stopped 17 years ago…
The club was available in many different designs and sizes, depending year and country where it was sold. The octagonal shape always stayed the same.
You can see some of the different editions at the end of this post, for details post a comment, I try to reply via email.
The Remy Martin Club targeted the Asian market and you can still find them in many stores over there.
This is hard to tell, everyone himself should try it, because everyone has a different sense of taste.
To me it has a sweet taste, beginning with honey before after about 3 seconds the typical burning of spirits set in. It leaves smooth and quick as it had appeared. Try for yourself. You should know that it does absolutely not match with softdrinks, Cola for example. Mix VS or VSOP with Coke but not the Club ( Excuse moi, je suis un petit home bórne )
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