All French wine producing regions have their own eaux-de-vie distilled from the local wines and I had always wondered why one did not seem to exist in the prestigious Bordeaux region, one of the largest in the world. During one of many strolls through the bordelais I was lucky enough to discover the only stock of Fine Bordeaux I.G (Geographical Indication) still in existence today. White wines from Ugni blanc and Colombar varietals from the Bordeaux region are first double distilled (à repasse) in traditional copper pot-stills and the set down to mature in oak casks, only to be woken from adeep slumber, like a sleeping beauty, by a subject of Her Royal Majesty, who has fallen in love with this absolutely unique elixir from Bordeaux. Inspired by the region’s wine making craftsmanship and rich history, but resolutely cotemporary, the Thompson’s® range offers unique selected eaux-de-vie, exclusively from the Bordeaux region. The shared history between Bordeaux, Aquitaine and England is long and rich. The discovery of this forgotten treasure promises to add a new page to that special relationship. Let’s hope so!
Thompson’s finest French grape vodka is unique. Inspired by the ancient traditions of wine making, double distilled in the Bordeaux region, it is resolutely contemporary and festive. Perfect straight, over ice or frozen, it is equally at home in long drinks and more daring cocktails. What will be your favourite?