ABK6 Cognac

ABK6 Cognac

Owned by Francis Abécassis, ABK6 is a young cognac house based at the Domaine de Chez Maillard near the village of Claix. Its 250 hectares of vineyards produce high quality eaux-de-vie, which are used to blend this contemporary cognac. The goal of this label is to introduce a young and modern spirit to the traditional drink and at the same time value the quality. Not only its name, an abbreviation of the owner’s name, but also its blog, facebook and twitter pages show the target group of the company. ABK6 owns its own brand as well as the brands Leyrat and and Réviseur. Together, the three brands of the company have been awarded over 60 awards in the past years.

ABK6 Cognac

Visit ABK6: Domaine de chez Maillard ,16440 Claix ,+33 (0)545663572 ,Personal guided tours upon request all year around. 5 Euro entrance fee. www.abk6-cognac.com Other products by ABK6: Pineau des Charentes

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Awards IWSC 2018

A very sweet and honey dominated nose and palate, but still a warming slight punch of cognac. 
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700ml / 35%
$ 47.00
Tasting review: Eye:  Gold with amber highlights Nose:  Fruity - apricots, raisins, and fresh grapes - evolving towards light spices and fruit filled pastries Palate:  Elegant, crisp, with good presence and exceptional length
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700ml / 40%
$ 53.00
Tasting review: Specifically blended to be enjoyed over ice - this opens a whole new range of aromas and tastes: At first notice nuts and hints of vanilla.  As the ice melts it opens up the palate to fruits - at first white peach and orange, followed by lemon and mint
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700ml / 40%
$ 59.00
Tasting review: Eye:  Old gold color Nose:  Complex, delightful aromas of cedar wood, candied fruits, honey, and a tang of rich cigar box Palate:  Oak and cedar wood, rich yet light - spicy, with a touch of cinnamon. Long, sustained finish with citrus, cigar box, and notes of candied...
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700ml / 43%
$ 575.00
No tasting review available.
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700ml / 40%
$ 221.00
Tasting review by ABK6: Old gold mahogany in colour The nose displays a great aromatic richness with notes of wood, spice, liquorice, orange peel, and dried figs. Exceptional and well balanced aromatic strength with a combination of hazelnut, walnut, cedar wood, then candied fruits....
0 1 2 3 4  1 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 179.00
A beautiful old gold color, with a nose dominated by fruity, pastry notes.  The palate has a good structure, with a long, extended finish during which delightful notes of oak come through.
0 1 2 3 4  1 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 137.00

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History of ABK6

Founded in 2005 by Francis Abécassis, ABK6 is one of the youngest cognac producers in the industry. Considering it has only been in business for such a short amount of time, the company takes a strong position in cognac production and distribution. The brands the Domaines ABK6 are producing, namely ABK6, Leyrat and Réviseur are all single estate cognacs, which means that they are all grown, harvested, fermented, distilled, matured, blended and bottled at the estate. This guarantees the highest quality control and shows that the company philosophy is shaped by wanting to produce top-of-the-line cognac. Francis Abecassis decided to get his daughter on board as the CEO of the company when she was only 23. This shows an innovative approach and trust in modern business and marketing strategies.

ABK6 Today

The company is headed by the young and ambitious Elodie Abécassis, daughter of the founder and owner of ABK6, Francis Abécassis. With her witty knowledge of social networking media such as facebook and twitter, blogs and newsletters, she has managed to turn the company into a contemporary model for a forward-looking business. The products have modern design with a fresh and international appearance. ABK6 also introduced a "Cognac Club", which allows privileged access to special edition bottles, reduced prices and private tours given by the cellar master among other things. And recently, they introduced an online shop for buyers from abroad. All in all, one can see that the young history of the cognac house allows business to develop more flexibly and market-oriented.

News, Products, Awards

Most recently, ABK6 received the Gold medal award for Excellende in Craftmanship at the International Spirit Challenge 2010.

ABK6 take part in a large number of fairs and conventions to distribute their products, such as the Salon Gourmets & Vins Saint-Malo, Salon du Chocolat a Angouleme, Salon CE Paris, Whisky Live as well as the famous annual cognac auction La Part Des Anges in Cognac.

Visit the Domaines ABK6

Visit the three domaines of the cognac producer to find out what makes this company so special. The manor house Chez Maillard is set in a beautiful valley surrounded by vineyards. This is where the distillation process takes place.

Personal guided tours upon request. 5 Euro entrance (free under 18). Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9h to 12h and from 13h30 to 17h30, Saturday and Sunday visits by appointment only.

Q&A

2 comments for ABK6 Cognac

Ken Parrott 2016-01-29

This is exceptional cognac. Great flavor extremely smooth. Well worth the price which is lower than most XO cognacs!!

Martin 2012-06-21

Where is the ABK 6 Ice cognac?