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.
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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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.
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.
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