A true spirits nerd bottle, Cobrafire is distilled in the Armagnac region of France from the Folle Blanche and Baco grape varietals and bottled at full strength. We felt this distillate expressed itself more like a “grape eau-de-vie” than an “unaged Armagnac” (which it technically is), hence we shunned the “Blanche d’Armagnac” appellation and had it bottled as an “eau-de-vie de raisin”. The 51.3% abv are perfectly integrated, the hallmark of a very skilled distiller.
Yes, there is a Cobra on the label. The word “fire” is displayed. So what? Taste it. Try it without water first. Give it a chance as is. You’ll see. You’ll be surprised. It ain't what you think it is.
Truth is, the proof at which distillate is bottled does not mean much as to how it will be drink. If the distiller is skilled and knows their art, a 60%+ ABV distillate will drink amazingly soft. Meanwhile, rot-gut industrially-produced 40% abv booze will burn, badly. Distillation is an art. A spirit shouldn't be judged by its ABV but by who distilled it and how good at the job this person is.