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Partnership Announced for the Behike – First Tasting

Hunters & Frankau have announced three partners for the Behike – First Tasting evening, taking place on the 12th May in the superb garden of London’s Goring Hotel. They are Krug Grand Cuvee, Hennessy XO and Belvedere Vodka.

These three exclusive brands have been hand picked as the ideal companions for the unique full-flavour of the new Cohiba Behike line.

Hennessy X.O

This vigorous yet well rounded cognac will match up with the Behike to bring out the richness of the equally full bodied cigar.

“Hennessy is the only cognac house that is a vine grower, distiller and owns it’s own oak forest, thus maintaining complete control of the entire process. It is also the only house to have the consistent quality of its cognacs maintained by the same family of Master Blenders since 1800.

“The X.O is a powerful cognac that offers rich spicy tones with structured nuances dominated by the richness of oak and black pepper aromas. These dense notes are mellowed by cinnamon, clove and cardamom spices that create a long after taste that is at once robust yet also harmonious.“

Krug Grande Cuvée

This elegant champagne will provide the perfect platform for some of the complex more refined tones of the Behike line to come through.

“Johann-Joseph Krug came from Mainz, in Germany to Reims where he founded the house of Krug in 1843. Since this time, five generations of direct descendants have successively managed the company to ever greater world renown.

“The blend of between 40 and 50 base wines creates a uniquely complex flavour. The Krug has aromas that begin in the realms of fruit, moves through citrus peel, wax, honey and includes rich woodland tones. The lingering fruitiness, including hints of hazelnuts and toast ends on a very fresh floral note that will ensure the palate is clear and fresh”

Belvedere Vodka

Belvedere Vodka will become the base for a number of cocktails on the night, all designed with an element of fun in mind, while also ensuring they marry perfectly to the unique flavours of the Behike being tasted for the first time in the UK.

“Belvedere Vodka hails from the small town of Zyrardów in the Mazovian plains west of Warsaw, Poland. Belvedere is handcrafted in small batches following traditions dating back over 600 years to ensure a superior quality. The Vodka is distilled from 100% Dan’kowskie Gold Rye and has been distilled four times, the optimum number for achieving its unique flavour profile.”

These brands have been selected to compliment, rather than compete with, the distinct flavours and aromas in Behike line, being tasted for the very first time in the UK and will undoubtedly enhance this spectacular one-off event.

For further information regarding this event please click here or contact either Dawn Ireland (020 7471 8409) or Kasheena Lewis (020 7471 8419), or, alternatively email dawn@cigars.co.uk. To view the official invitation listed please click here.

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