“Through the Grapevine” Fanny Fougerat Single Cask Cognac

“Through the Grapevine” Fanny Fougerat Single Cask Cognac

“Through the Grapevine” Fanny Fougerat Single Cask Cognac (Brian Klutch/)

For four generations, the Fougerat family has produced single-cask Cognac for larger, blended brands like Martell. But in 2013, 33-year-old scion Fanny—one of the French region’s few female master distillers—broke out and began selling her own undiluted Cognacs. Her most recent release, a vintage 1994 bottling from the Borderies cru, is bold and so very pretty, with layered notes of spice, candied citrus, and vanilla, and a floral, honeyed finish. Drink it on its own, or alongside buttery apple desserts. $185; 750 ml

Cumbé Aguardiente

Cumbé Aguardiente

Cumbé Aguardiente (Brian Klutch/)

Popular in and around the Andes, Colombia’s aguardiente is traditionally an anise-scented liqueur made from distilled sugarcane juice. The makers of this version, however, took a cue from the craft spirits boom by aging the alcohol for several weeks in Colombian white oak barrels before bottling. Cumbé fulfills the same breath-freshening and stomach-calming role as ouzo or sambuca, but with a faintly oaky freshness, a lower ABV, and a less syrupy texture. Enjoy it over ice, with a twist of grapefruit, or stirred into a dainty old-fashioned. $35; 750 ml

Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur

Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur

Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur (Brian Klutch/)

This dense, bittersweet liqueur from Austin Evans and Richard Patrick Jr. of Cathead Distillery in Jackson, Mississippi, is a surprising and elegant winter tipple. On the palate, it delivers all that one looks for in an Italian amaro—­bitter herbal and woodsy notes, earthy caramel sweetness—along with chicory root’s peculiar, chocolatey depth. Sip it neat, or add a splash to your usual after-dinner brew for a boozy riff on New Orleans–style chicory coffee. $36; 750 ml —K.C.

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Source: https://www.saveur.com/story/drink/three-new-ways-to-nightcap/