Tasting Spirits

This Saturday, “The BackRoom” at Wine ConneXtion welcomes…
Special Guest Pourer, Jay Cole, will be at Wine ConneXtion
This Saturday, 11/23, from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Kelt, "Serendipity" Grand Champagne

Kelt "Serendipity" garners its unique flavor and aroma from  Sauternes Barrel finishing. This cognac is the epitome of a traditional EXTRA quality Grande Champagne. In the old days it was said a Grande Champagne should not be held in barrels for more than 35 years. This was the EXTRA quality. With this complex but very traditional blend this is exactly the tasting age which we endeavor to attain. Once the blending is completed we embark on the Tour du Monde. This is the legendary 3 month Ocean Maturation exclusive to KELT which brings out hidden qualities in the Limousin oak and rounds off the cognac in a beautiful and unique way making the KELT cognac the smoothest on the market while presenting a remarkably broad pallet of tastes and aromas. We use our extensive experience and stock of Limousin oak barrels in the most creative way to get the maximum effect from the Ocean Maturation. For our Commodore we use barrels of between 15-18 years of a particular quality and history. The exact composition and details are a closely guarded secret know only to two persons within the company.

Kelt, "X.O." Grand Champagne

KELT XO was the only XO ever (or since) to win a Platinum medal in the International Wine and Spirits Competition. For many years Mr. Kelt made only the KELT XO until he could perfect other blends to his exacting standards. This cognac is the epitomy of the KELT company reason for being : to recreate a quality that used to exist by traditional methods and thereby providing the consumer with extreme quality at reasonably affordable prices. The KELT XO is a very complex blend of 21 different venerable Grande Champagne cognacs which combine to make our XO a quality well above its grade, even two grades above. Once the blending is completed we embark on the Tour du Monde. This is the legendary 3 month Ocean Maturation exclusive to KELT which brings out hidden qualities in the Limousin oak and rounds off the cognac in a beautiful and unique way making the KELT cognac the smoothest on the market while presenting a remarkably broad pallet of tastes and aromas. We use our extensive experience and stock of Limousin oak barrels in the most creative way to get the maximum effect from the Ocean Maturation. For our Commodore we use barrels of between 12-18 years of a particular quality and history. The exact composition and details are a closely guarded secret know only to two persons within the company.

Kelt, "Captain's Barrel Grand Champagne

KELT Captain’s Barrel is for the connoisseur who wants something unique but does not necessarily want to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars. We use our famous VSOP blend as the base and then we let the barrels do the talking. We select the Limousin barrels we believe will give the best results from the 6-12 year range and designate these as Captain’s Barrels. The barrels are painstakingly examined and thoroughly researched from their first day in service. Once the selection is completed we embark on the Tour du Monde. This is the legendary 3 month Ocean Maturation exclusive to KELT which brings out hidden qualities in the Limousin oak and rounds off the cognac in a beautiful and unique way making the KELT cognac the smoothest on the market while presenting a remarkably broad pallet of tastes and aromas. Once the barrels return to Cognac we do a tasting to gauge the effects the Ocean Maturation has had on each barrel. The ones with the most interesting results are selected for bottling. Nothing is done with this cognac upon its return. The barrels which have been approved as interesting enough to be Captain’s Barrels are sent directly into the bottling hall and bottled barrel by barrel. They are bottled at Tour du Monde strength which is around 42% alc/vol or 84 proof (it will vary depending on the weather conditions during the Tour du Monde between 41,5 and 42,5%) and most importantly they are NON CHILL-FILTERED.

KAIYō JAPANESE MIZUNARA  OAK WHISKY 43%

Kaiyō 43% Delicate nose with vanilla, ripe dried fruit and hints of cherry, with a long lingering finish.

KAIYō JAPANESE MIZUNARA OAK  CASK STRENGTH WHISKY

Kaiyō Cask Strength extremely smooth with great complexity and a lovely balance of fruit,silky malt, and a touch of dark chocolate.

KAIYō JAPANESE MIZUNARA  OAK The PEATED

Smokey nose with hints of nuts, sweet fruit and honey.  A Sweet long drying finish.