What is it: Former Paris ad man Jean-Marc Larhantec decided to take his interest in drink-mixing professional, by creating this cognac-based liqueur (alongside a multi-island blended rum called Hee Joy). Made in Bordeaux, Hedonist is flavoured with ginger and vanilla.

What it tastes like: The nose punches out with earthy ginger beer, candied ginger, with lime zest offering more freshness. On the palate that earthy root ginger takes centre stage, with cognac and vanilla in support – like a concentrated cognac and ginger ale, essentially. A noticeable spicy heat on the finish means mixing with soda over ice offers decent length, and the flavour profile would undoubtedly stand up in cocktails.

Available at Brand Connect (Singapore).

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