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Louis Royer XO Cognac Named Among The World’s Top 120 Spirits by Paul Pacult’s Renowned Spirit Journal
Fifth Generation Cognac Family’s Signature Spirit Takes Its Place Among the Elite of Five-Star Distillates

Louis Royer, an iconic Cognac house dating to 1853, today announces that its XO Cognac is among the Spirit Journal’s Top 120 Spirits in the World.

F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal is one of the world’s most respected and ethical voices in spirits criticism and its list represents the very best of five-star rated distillates across a comprehensive range of spirits categories. The publication describes Louis Royer XO Cognac as having “Deeply nutty aromas. Midpalate highlights aspects of honey, cocoa and chocolate orange. Aftertaste is luscious, honeyed and profoundly deep.”

Louis Royer XO Cognac

“By choosing Louis Royer XO to be a member of the Spirit Journal Top 120 Spirits in the World list for 2013, we were simply acknowledging what strides have been made at this esteemed Cognac house in the last decade,” says Pacult. “The XO is a banquet of wonderful aromas and flavors that would easily please any sophisticated admirer of luxury spirits. The editors of F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal are happy to point consumers in the direction of Louis Royer.”

“We are honored to have Louis Royer XO Cognac take its rightful place among the finest spirits in the world,” says Philippe Pichetto, Export Director, Louis Royer Cognac. “XO is our house’s signature spirit and we consider it quite an achievement to impress Mr. Pacult’s discerning palate. XO offers complexity, balance and authenticity in a single sip. We find that it delights both connoisseurs and newcomers to this noble sipping spirit.”

Founded in 1853, Louis Royer is an iconic Cognac house located on the banks of the Charente River in Jarnac, France. It is a revered producer of award-winning Cognacs, including VSOP, high proof and XO expressions. In 2013, Louis Royer “Force 53” VSOP Cognac received a “Best in Show” Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco Wine & Spirits Competition and the house’s XO was awarded a Gold Medal. Master Blender Laurent Robin works closely with Master Selector Jerome Royer, a fifth-generation family member, together with Master Distiller Monia Martin, to meld together fine eaux-de-vie to create Cognacs of remarkable complexity and approachability. They exemplify the house’s bee emblem that symbolizes its passion for work, organization and commitment. Visit www.louis-royer.com for more information.

For the full list of top spirits, please visit www.spiritjournal.com/tastenote.htm

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