No Compromise on Quality
The recipe for HPNOTIQ has been a family secret handed down from generation to generation. Over the years one idea has remained intact; only the finest ingredients may be used when making HPNOTIQ. During a very long and arduous process, the finest fruits are selected by our team of experts. The precise selection is essential since each variety of fruit has its own unique characteristics, which must work in harmony with the cognac and vodka.
After a lengthy maceration, the fruits reach the climax of their aromatic flavor potential. The tropical nectars are then carefully proportioned and blended with each other. The result is an exquisite tropical fruit juice blend. One mystery never to be revealed is how HPNOTIQ achieves its beautiful ocean blue color. Once the brilliant blue hue is achieved, the exquisite fruit juice is then placed carefully in stainless steel, temperature controlled tanks to await their marriage to Cognac.
A classic cognac can only be perfectly balanced by a true expert. The French cellar masters did not wasnít the taste if cognac to be compromised by the addition of fruit juice. They decided that only the highest quality cognac would be used to insure that the superb taste and fragrance of this rich and noble eau-de-vie retain their enticing characteristics when fused with other flavors. The five prestigious areas of Cognac are Petite Champagne, Grand Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois and Fins Ordinaire. Since we use an array of fruit juices, it was imperative to select the perfect balance of cognac from each region to complement the HPNOTIQ experience. We began with Petite champagne for its elegance. A measure of Fins bois was added for delicacy. Finally, a portion of Borferies is combined for exceptional floral bouquet. In order to obtain the most appealing aromas, our distinctive blend is distilled very slowly in small pot stills. Great cognacs are aged to maturity in oak casks to develop complex perfumes and flavors. During this process a percentage of the cognac evaporates each year. This annual loss is known in France as the Angelís Share. Finally, the Cognac is reduced from cask strength down to 34 proof (17% alcohol by volume), the optimal strength for enjoying HPNOTIQ. This process is gradual and precise so as to retain the cognacís velvety smoothness qualities.
Ultimately, the quality of vodka is based upon its ingredients and distillation method. We begin by selecting the finest grains and the purest spring water from France. Under the watchful eye of the cellar-master, the spirit is hand crafted in small batches. To eliminate impurities, our vodka is carefully triple distilled in a traditional copper pot still. Finally the process ends with slow charcoal filtration for maximum smoothness. The result is a pure, cool, pristine vodka.
How do you achieve perfection? The pure cognac, premium French vodka, and natural tropical fruit juices are skillfully fused by our master blender and carefully monitored until this wonderful marriage of tantalizing natural flavors can proudly be called HPNOTIQ. This family treasure was enjoyed on special occasions only when all the perfect ingredients could be attained. We invite you to taste one of our wonderful drink combinations at your next special occasion, or bring home a bottle to make any occasion special. HPNOTIQ is an innovative and inspirational blend unparalleled in todayís market. Let HPNOTIQ awaken all of your sleeping passions.
Mixing Cognac fruits is a well-known tradition, to consumers of Cognac in Cognac France. Decades ago the French people, aware of the versatility of their favorite spirit, used to mix it with fruit juices and the tradition goes on in the Cognac region: if you happen to travel there and stop at the elegant properties to visit the vineyard owners, you may be invited to join them for a drink made with good quality Cognac and orange or exotic fruit juices.
HPNOTIQ is a uniquely different and sophisticated blend that is unrivaled today. HPNOTIQ combines the most exceptional characteristics of Pure Cognac Premium Vodka, and natural Tropical Fruit Juices to create a level of quality and taste that is refined and elegant. This extraordinary blend allows the consumer to enter a new world of taste and sensations as never experienced before.