Christine and Daniel Cooney of Heavenly Spirits will be sharing their knowledge, and experiences on the subject of Armagnac, the oldest distilled spirit in France. Heavenly Spirits specializes in the importation and distribution of award winning artisanal French spirits and has been named the leading importer of Armagnac in the US for the past three years. Lasting approximately two hours, participants will learn about Armagnac’s historic roots, regional associations, and production techniques. They will also experience a variety of Armagnac styles and tastes. Eight Armagnacs in all will be sampled during the seminar. Participants must be at least twenty-one years of age to attend. Tickets are $35. members, and $45. general addmission and available on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited.
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Please join Heavenly Spirits for a unique learning and drinking opportunity Hosted by Elliott Fishbein and Town Wine & Spirits of Rhode Island. Led by Christine Cooney, the Spirit Queen, we will be comparing 5 of our Top Cognacs with 5 of our Top Armagnacs of the same age. Attendies will learn about the histories, techniques, qualities, values and tastes of these exceptional French Spirits.
October 11, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Wannamoisett Country Club, 96 Hoyt Ave, Rumford, RI 02916.
The cost is $30 per person. Please call 401-434-4563 to reserve your spot. click here for more information:
Come and taste the one and only French made Single Malt Whisky available in the USA. Made at the Warenghem Distillery in Brittany, France just accross the channel where most of those other single malts are made, Armorik Classic Single Malt and Armorik Double Barrel maturation are both getting lots of positive attention in the US, especially in the Big Apple.
Stop by the Armorik booth, #94 and meet David Roussier, the producer of these wonderfully balanced, artisinally crafted single malt whiskys. For more info on this event click the link:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 17, 2012
Contact: Daniel Cooney, email@example.com
Heavenly Spirits, U.S. importers of exceptional French spirits will be participating in a series of tastings of their award winning French spirit portfolio in and around the city of Chicago over a six day period starting October 30. Joining Daniel and Christine Cooney, owners of Heavenly Spirits will be seven of their French producers, or representatives who will be flying in for this first ever special event series. This new generation of young, French spirit producers include: Jerome Delord of Armagnac Delord, Jean-Roger Groult of Calvados Groult, David Roussier of Warenghem Distillerie, makers of Armorik French Single Malt Whisky, Benoit Hillon of Armagnac Dartigalongue, Sandra Falaise of Lise Baccara, producers of La Troussepinete aperitif, Caroline Jounault, for Seguinot Cognac and Christophe Fillioux of iconic Cognac Jean Fillioux. Additional products from the Heavenly Spirit portfolio will also be poured at each of these events.
The week of Heavenly Spirits tastings begins appropriately at the Hoffman Estates’ first ever International Food Tasting Festival on Tuesday, October 30. http://cloud.chambermaster.com/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/495/File/TasteofHoffman-4.pdf. The Festival will be featuring the culinary masterpieces of French Chef Patrick Guat and his students from the Culinary School of L’Amandier, Angouleme, France who will be serving a variety of specially prepared appetizers and delicacies brought over from the southwest region of France. A maximum of 300 people are allowed into this event and the $10 advanced tickets are expected to sell out fast. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with the distillers and producers and to sample a variety of French spirits both neat and in a variety of cocktails.
On Wednesday, the Heavenly Spirits gang has been invited to tour the Chicago based Koval Distillery, while later that evening, All Hallows Eve, the visiting French distillers will get a chance to explore Chicago’s night life, on their own at its wildest. Returning to the tasting circuit on Thursday, the group will be offering tastings and information at Binnys’ Downers Grove location from 5 – 8 PM.
The Friday night tasting is not to be missed; from 5 – 8 PM Chef Patrick Guat will rejoin the Heavenly Spirits group at Binny’s most popular spirits retail outlet, Lincoln Park, Chicago. In addition to the multiple tables of French artisanal spirits that will be available for tasting with the producers, the public will be treated to more genuine culinary treats from the Southwest of France prepared by Chef Guat and his visiting crew of student chefs (while supplies last). Finally on Saturday night, November 3, you will find the Heavenly Spirits’ tasting crew at the Highland Park Binnys from 5 – 8 PM for its final Chicago tasting appearance.
Drinks industry trade journalists are encouraged to contact Dan Cooney (508 947-9973) well in advance to schedule interviews with these Master distillers during their brief visit to the windy city.