Recently, the folks over at Conjure Cognac sent us a sample of their product to review. Conjure is a cognac devised by rap artist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and master blender Phillipe B. Tiffon. It is a blend of 30 to 40 different eaux-de-vie (an unaged, colorless brandy) and aged in oak barrels.
I’m not a big fan of brandies, so that, coupled with the choice by the company to market it as a club drink (since I’m not a “club guy”), left me on the skeptical side going into this tasting. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by this cognac, though. It is, by far, the best tasting cognac I’ve ever had.
It brings an aged aroma to your nose, filled with the scent of raisins and dried apricots. There was also a caramel-like smoothness that played lightly in between the other notes. That smoothness carried over into the flavor, lending a strong honey flavor to the drink. It had a bit of spiciness and a vegetal flavor that reminds me of leaf tobacco. It finishes with a lingering sweetness and spiciness that goes on for minutes.