Covert liqueur was born from a desire to bring the fragrant warmth and complexity of three ingredients together in a chord of liquid harmony. Using just fig leaves, spring honey and cognac we capture a flavour in essence which is at once evocative, suave and richly perfumed. Fig trees grow abundantly in the Cognac region of France – adorning the edges of vineyards, sporadically appearing in the wild and taking pride of place in private gardens. At the start of springtime, fig trees plump their leaves with an aromatic sap; becoming richly green in colour, whilst wafting the deliciously heavy and sweet aromas of the sun-roasted leaf. To translate this aroma into flavour, we harvest the fig leaves during the brief period where they are at their most aromatic. They’re then air dried, lightly roasted by hand and finally transformed into this bright liqueur after adding just the two other aromatic ingredients, and a small amount of cane sugar to balance the sweetness. To the nose – Covert has a deep musky aroma, balanced with the brightness of fruit. On the palate it has notes of jammed figs, countered with dry tones of grilled almonds and rye. The aroma of honey lingers, contrasted with a teasing bitterness on the tongue. It is perfect served as a digestif – neat or on ice.