Delamain Vesper Grande Champagne Cognac is blended from a range of cognacs averaging approximately 35 years of age, brought to consumption strength by the gradual addition of vieilles faibles, very old, weak Grande Champagne Cognacs of 15 percent alcohol content. Introduced in 1953, it is named to reflect the serene, ethereal quality of the sixth canonical hour when the evening services or Vespers, are celebrated in hymn.
The highest-quality Cognac is usually enjoyed after dinner as a contemplative drink. It should be served at cool room temperature or slightly chilled and allowed to warm in the glass, slowly releasing waves of aroma. Pour about 1 inch of Cognac into a thin tulip-shaped glass. Pause to smell the aromas, then take small sips to appreciate the Cognac’s smooth texture, its expressive layers of flavor and its lengthy finish. Cognac connoisseurs enjoy its aromas long after the glass is empty.