Based in the heart of Cognac, France, Audemus draws inspiration from traditional distilling techniques, blended with a modern alchemy and a passion for innovation. With a smallbatch production philosophy, coupled with an imaginative blend of ingredients, we create unconventional drinks that are proudly contemporary. In addition to our own spirits, we also specialise in creating bespoke products and provide spirit consulting services for professional clients.
Our products are created using reduced-pressure distillation, where each aromatic is macerated separately in alcohol then distilled at controlled temperatures to create concentrated aromatic extracts. Each extract is then assembled with a base of slow-reduced French wheat spirit, in a process similar to that which a perfumer would employ to produce his creations. The final products are non-chillfiltered in order to retain as much flavour and aroma as possible, and ensure the smoothness of the spirit.
Pink Pepper Gin has been designed to be an entirely unique, intense and aromatic gin one which will age and evolve both in the bottle and in the glass. When the bottle is young, or when diluted or chilled fresher, spicy notes of pink pepper, juniper and cardamom are prominent. Over time, however, the liquid evolves and warms up allowing notes of patisserie; vanilla, tonka and honey to come to the forefront. On the palate the gin is fullbodied and intensely aromatic, thus it is perfect for sipping or in cocktails.
Umami is in its own class of spirits; it is a savoury eau-de-vie, and is perfect for dry, savoury cocktails, adding another dimension to what modern spirits and cocktails represent. Produced using distillates of wild italian capers, and then assembled with a selection of umami-rich ingredients, then finished in ex-cognac barrels - to the nose, the spirit is slightly salty, and at the same time somewhat citrus - in mouth, the capers and other ingredients are very present - coating the palate with a rich savoriness, which lingers delicately.
As a very round and aromatic gin - Pink Pepper is perfect served neat or over ice. As it is cooled, or diluted it will reveal an intense freshness - so it makes a very distinct and delicious gin & tonic or negroni.
Umami's savoriness lends itself as a perfect replacement for gin or vodka in all dry, savory and vegetable-based cocktails.
For clients already in the industry, Audemus Spirits offers confidential consulting services for the elaboration of new products as well as the enhancement of existing ones. With a specialisation in high-end spirits - and experience and knowledge extending across many facets of the production process we can offer a unique and innovative approach to your projects. Contact us for further details.
If you would like to discuss a possible project, or for further information, please do not hesitate to contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or +33 7 50 70 36 05
4 Rue du Pont Faumet, Cognac, 16100. France.