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A stylishly modern armagnac, created for cocktail lovers
School friends are forever
Gabriel and Simon met at school. While studying together in Montréal, the two French boys became close friends. After graduating, they both went their separate ways – Simon, to the hospitality industry, where he worked in hotels across France, Monaco, and Belgium, before becoming a consultant for a major hospitality company in Paris; Gabriel, to the spirits industry, working for Pernod-Ricard for a while before moving to New York to work for a spirits importer. While he was in New York, an old family friend contacted him. This friend was an armagnac producer, and wanted to know if Gabriel could help him import armagnac into the United States. Gabriel researched the subject and discovered a fascinating gap in the market.
Built for cocktails
Gabriel and Simon created ODVI to be used in cocktails. Whilst armagnac is often sipped neat, they believe this to not be its only strength. They wanted to devise an armagnac that would find itself as much at home in cocktails as it would in a Tulip glass. ODVI is made from a base of three different grape varieties: Baco, Ugni Blanc, and Folle Blanche. These grapes combine to create a complex flavour with a beautiful balance of sweetness and dryness. Sugar levels are kept to a minimum to allow the authentic flavours of the grapes to sing through, securing it as a pleasant sipper as well as a versatile and dynamic cocktail ingredient. The higher alcohol content of 42% also lends itself to use in both classic and signature cocktails.