Gelas Cordialor Liqueur d’Orange et Armagnac (Green orange skins) born 1798 700ml 35%

  • SKU : GELASCORDIA
  • Brand/Distillery : Gelas
  • Country of Origin : France
  • Vintage :
  • ABV : 35%
  • Volume : 700ml

$79.80

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The Cordialor: a revolutionary recipe!

In France, during the reign of Louis XIV (17th century), the traditional liquors were “Popula” and “Rossolis” made by his apothecary Fagon. Chamomile, aniseed, fennel, dill, coriander and caraway were macerated in “eau-de-vie” and sweetened water. In 1775, the manufacture of many liqueurs was listed by Jacques-François Demachy (1728-1803), master apothecary in Paris, along with major brands appearing such as Chartreuse or Benedictine. Demachy created the “cordial potions”, (good for all hearts), from which the word “cordial” was created.Thus, Thomas Gélas developed in 1798, his first recipe by blending distillated orange and neutral alcohol. His grandson, Baptiste Gélas, founder of the Armagnacs Gélas in 1865, refined the recipe by substituting neutral alcohol with Armagnac: The “Cordialor” was born.This liquor is made from orange essence produced in the Caribbean. Hand-picked, still green, they are at their aromatic peak. The pulp is removed and the peels are left to dry in the tropical sun.Then, the peels will be macerated in Armagnac Gélas. This flavoured alcohol is then carefully distilled to obtain the extract of orange essence and is aged for many months in old oak casks.Enjoy the Cordialor on its own, with ice, in a long drink or as a cocktail.

The Maison Gélas, created in 1865 by Baptiste Gélas, a barrel maker’s son, has been a family business for 150 years, and is Gascon heart and soul. It will take you through the different crafts and trades that have given birth not only to outstanding, vintage Bas Armagnacs, aged in casks in its chais or special storehouses, but also to a range of eaux-de-vie resulting from both know-how and a love of perfection. The Maison Gélas offers you the key to its nook of paradise, and will initiate you in the magic of ageing. Gelas was born into liqueurs before it became one of the best houses of Armagnac with a collection of many old vintages, to make Armagnac Castarede jealous. Gelas is also famous for its single varietal Armagnacs defining the big differences between Baco, Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche. He also experiments with great success one year or more cask finished Armagnacs in Jurançon, Marsala, Pacherenc, Port, Sauternes, Sherry, and lately in the famous Australian De Bortoli Noble One and Black Noble casks.

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