· Redeemed November 20, 2016
· Redeemed January 4, 2017
What You'll Get
Available for in-store pickup only.
Martel VS Cognac
* Made with blended, mature eaux de vie from four areas in the Cognac region
* Smooth, mellow taste with crystallized-fruit notes
* Features a gold medallion engraved with the portrait of Louis XIV to commemorate the year the House of Martell began
* Ideally enjoyed neat or over ice
How to Pick Up In-Store
1. Purchase this offer.
2. Visit participating location(s) during normal business hours to pick up your product(s).
3. Present your printed or mobile voucher in the store to claim your product(s).
Note: If your Groupon is not redeemed by the promotional value expiration date, the amount you originally paid will be refunded to you.
Alcohol Proof: Of Taxation and Libations
Check out Groupon’s guide to alcohol proof to learn the reasoning behind the way a drink’s potency is measured.
Different drinks pack different punches depending on how much they’ve been fermented and distilled—and the way that alcohol content is measured differs depending on where it’s made. The typical lager contains 4–5% alcohol by volume (ABV) and the typical whiskey or vodka rings in at 40% ABV, but spirits are more commonly measured in proof and chest-hair growth. In America, the typical whiskey is 80 proof—double the ABV percentage when measured at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In the United States, the standard proof equals 100, on a scale that ranges from 0 to a theoretical 200. (In reality, not all water and barley tears can be distilled out of ethanol, making the maximum distilled spirit 191 proof).
The French scale, on the other hand, uses 100% ABV as 100 proof and 100% water as 0 proof—which would seem to be more straightforward. In fact, the apparent arbitrariness of the American system stretches back to the tax laws of 16th-century England. In those days, liquors were taxed according to the amount of alcohol they contained. To measure this, officials would soak a pellet of gunpowder in the liquor and put a flame to it. If the pellet burned steadily with a blue flame, it was considered “proof;” if it failed to burn, it would be considered underproof—likely watered down—and if it burned out quickly, it was overproof. “Proof,” it turns out, was roughly 57.1% ABV—roughly the same as a typical English 100-proof liquor today. Simplifying that system gave the United States its current double-sized scale.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 30 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Fine Print, any purchaser with an unredeemed voucher 30 days after purchase will receive a refund equal to the amount paid for the voucher. Only available for in-store pickup and only for the option purchased at the listed locations. Returns and exchanges must be initiated in-store and are subject to the merchant's standard return policy. Alcohol: All sales are conducted by the duly licensed retailer and are subject to all applicable federal, state and local taxes. All purchasers must be at least 21 years of age and present valid government issued photo identification to the retailer as a condition to and at time of purchase. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.