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According to legend, the French Connection cocktail was born in the 1970s, after William Friedkin’s film French Connection with Gene Hackman, released in 1971.

It is part of the Official International Cocktail list, defined by the International Bartender Association.

An easy recipe: 50% Cognac, 50% Amaretto, which requires even more quality ingredients. It is traditionally drunk as a digestif.

But it can be original to be served during an aperitif with sea food. 

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Camus has been a pioneer in producing Cognac in the island region of Ile de Ré, since 2003.
Indeed Camus is in perpetual exploration of different terroirs of Cognac Appellation to create original and innovative Cognacs!

𝓥𝓲𝓰𝓷𝓸𝓫𝓵𝓮𝓼: Bois à Terroirs [Ordinary Woods] from the Ile de Ré, (in the westernmost part of Cognac appellation)
𝑪é𝒑𝒂𝒈𝒆: Ugni-blanc grown in the island, distilled and aged on the island.
𝓥𝓲𝓮𝓲𝓵𝓵𝓲𝓼𝓼𝓮𝓶𝓮𝓷𝓽: Very humid cellar, in oak barrels, bringing roundness to the complexity and roughness inherited by the terroir.
𝓒𝓵𝓲𝓶𝓪𝓽: Oceanic thermal regulator
𝓣𝓮𝓻𝓻𝓸𝓲𝓻: Nourished by algae and sea spray.

This Island Cognac is a Unique creation in the world.

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𝓡𝓸𝓫𝓮: Yellow Gold
𝓝𝓮𝔃: Saline freshness
𝓑𝓸𝓾𝓬𝓱𝓮: Wood, sweet spices and dried fruits, sea breeze.
𝓕𝓲𝓷𝓪𝓵𝓮: Salinity & Roundness
𝓐𝓬𝓬𝓸𝓻𝓭: Seafood, sushi, sashimi.

Can also be drunk neat, on the rock.

These island creations inevitably remind me of high-end spirits from the Scottish or Japanese islands!

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Maison Camus by its family history being part of the French heritage, its authenticity, its quest for excellence, its refined creations combining traditional and innovative know-how as well as its visual, colorful and narrative universes reminds me of Hermès (which I love!).

Founded in 1863, Camus is one of the only large, 100% family-owned and independent Cognac Houses, sublimating unique terroirs in each of their cuvées.
Let’s open the Camus Cognac The French Connection Kit …

The neat box (in recycled paper), the design, the creativity and the organoleptic experience is an invitation to travel and reminds me of the pleasure felt when I discover and wrap myself in a Hermès cashmere.

The comparison seems surprising but the sensations are similar: discovering an aesthetic, the surprises, the sophisticated product with attention to details and the signature of a great Maison.

The tasting-discovery takes us to the Ile de Ré and Puglia (the south of Italy, in the heel of the boot)

Moreover, in this spirit of “know-how” the Cognacs “Borderies”, from exceptional terroirs (5% of the total surface area of ​​the Cognac appellation) is a Cognac for connoisseurs. It even brings together enthusiasts who share their finds and collections in a facebook group.

Cognac, Ile de Ré, Fine Island targets a younger segment with its creative, affordable and understandable DNA.

A youthful elixir in the image of Cognac evoking the long winter evenings by the fireside with grandparents.





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The Camus recipe for the French Connection cocktail combines the iodine notes of Ile de Ré Fine Island with Amaretto Adriatico, made with hand-picked Italian almonds and fleur de sel.




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Jean-Robert Bellanger, founder of Amaretto ADRIATICO, was inspired by a childhood memory to create an Amaretto liqueur from almonds harvested by hand in Puglia.

Of Italian origins, it was his mother who introduced him to this liqueur flavoring his favorite dessert, the mythical tiramisù !!!

Much less sweet

100% natural ingredients.

• Roasted almonds from Puglia (Filippo Cea variety, known for its sweetness, richness in lipids and intense aromas).
• The almonds are roasted, macerated and distilled.
• And associated with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa and a hint of coffee.
• Cane sugar is used twice less than in a classic Amaretto. Amaretto ADRIATICO is thus closer to a spirit, with complex aromas, than a liqueur.
• A touch of sea salt from the Adriatic Sea (salt marsh Margherita di Savoia), intensifies the length in the mouth and adds marine notes.
• An Art Deco bottle inspired by the mystical castle ‘Castel del Monte’.


Merci beaucoup à CAMUS Cognac et Maxence ! 

L’Abus d’Alcool est Dangereux pour la Santé. À Consommer avec Modération. ⁣

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