Bache Gabrielsen Cognac

Bache Gabrielsen Cognac

Bache-Gabrielsen is a medium-sized family-run cognac house with an international history. The cognac house is looking forward to its upcoming 100th anniversary, with the creation of the company in 1905. With its clean design, Bache-Gabrielsen takes an important position in the cognac market, exporting mainly to Scandinavian countries. Hervé Bache-Gabrielsen, the fourth generation head of the company, is well aware that the cognac industry is undergoing changes, with the international market being heavily developed and marketing strategies refined to cater a younger, trendier consumer-base. Considering the size of the business in comparison to the big cognac houses, it is surprising to find out that it holds the market leadership in cognac sales in Norway!

Bache Gabrielsen Cognac

Visit Bache Gabrielsen: 32, rue de Boston ,16100 Cognac ,0033 (0)5 45 32 07 45 ,Other products by Bache Gabrielsen: Pineau des Charentes, Armagnac, Brandy, Liqueur. Contact the cognac house directly to inquire about visits. http://www.bache-gabrielsen.com

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Awards IWSC 2018

The nose: Elegant and some orange fruit, on the palate rather round, some sweet hints and flowers. The Final: Long, consistent and rounded. The Sérénité EXTRA Cognac Bache-Gabrielsen was awarded: 2016 Double Gold Trophy of the Best Cognac in the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit...
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700ml / 42%
$ 209.00
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700ml / 40%
$ 233.00
Through the Grande and Petite Champagne eaux-de-vie, the blend gains a smooth and elegant character.
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700ml / 40%
$ 137.00
The colour is deep amber. The taste is young, fruity, a round punch - sligthly balanced by the Grande Champagne character. The finish is rather smooth for a VS, and again fruity.
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700ml / 40%
$ 43.00
Bache Gabrielsen tasting review: a romas of ripe apricot, pear, and vanilla with flavours of coconut, caramel, and chocolate on the palate.
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700ml / 40%
$ 71.00
Bache Gabrielsen's Prestige is a round, and well balanced blend.
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700ml / 40%
$ 179.00
Tasting review by Bache Gabrielsen:  a flavour of nuts, dried apricots and well-matured cognac.
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750ml / 17%
$ 44.00
On the nose very floral. There are vanilla and honey notes. In the mouth you find a balanced taste, dried fruits, and some spicy notes. The finish is elegant, some spicy notes in the end.
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700ml / 40%
$ 107.00
The colour is amber, on the nose some mature wood and vanilla. Dried fruit like apricot and almonds. The taste itsel is round, some fruit and hints of wood again. Mellow aftertaste, structured and some round Petite Champagne notes, such as Fins Bois fruit aromas.
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700ml / 40%
$ 65.00
Grande Champagne :   Beautifully balanced between fruits, such as orange zest, flowers and spicy wood notes.  Petite Champagne:  Wood, prune, cherry, muscat grape, subtle notes of nuts, coffee and cedar woods .  Borderies:  Borderies is the smallest of the six areas. Violets. The finish is...
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1000ml / 40%
$ 143.00
Tasting review: Eye: Dark, golden color Nose: Rich and generous, exceptional aromas of fruits and flowers Palate: Very balanced, with some spicy hints. An extremely well rounded Cognac with a wonderfully long finish
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700ml / 40%
$ 416.00

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History of Bache-Gabrielsen

Thomas Bache-Gabrielsen, a young Lieutenant from Norway, had been brought up in the tradition of spirits, as his father was the head of Holmestrands Samlag, a large merchant for spirits in the late 1800s. Thomas moved to Charente in 1903 to join forces with his friend Peter Rustad, also Norwegian. Together they took over the cognac house A. Edmond Dupuy, which still produces its own brand today, and founded the company Rustad & Bache Gabrielsen in 1905.

In 1906, Thomas married a local French woman from the cognac business, which implanted him even more in the industry, giving him valuable insight into cognac production. When Rustad died in a tragic motorcycle accident in 1916, Thomas continued the business together with his oldest son Réné, making sure the company would be handed down in good order to generations to come. When Thomas died in 1942, Réné Bache-Gabrielsen headed the cognac house successfully for almost half a century, until, in turn, his oldest son Christian took over in 1968.

Bache-Gabrielsen Today

Today, Bache Gabrielsen is run in the fourth generation by Hervé Bache-Gabrielsen, Christian Bache-Gabrielsen's son, who just recently took over from his father in 2009. He continues the tradition of combining tradition with modern standards. After having studied economics, he is well aware that the cognac market is currently going through a reinvention one needs to adapt to.

Until this day, all employees cherish the philosophy that cognac is an art in its own right and are aiding the house to further grow and expand internationally. Their products are distributed in the European Union, Japan, Taiwan, Russia, the US as well as Central and Southern America. More and more, Bache Gabrielsen is entering into the Duty Free market in the Scandinavian capitals and Canada. With 36% of total cognac sales, they are the leader of the Norwegian market with approximately 1 million sold bottles per year.

News and Awards

The product ranges Classique and Pure&Rustic received Double Gold, Gold and Silver awards in the San Francisco World Spirit Competition in 2010.

In 2009, Bache Gabrielsen received a double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition for its XO.

In 2008, the Hors d'Age received one of the most respected awards in the world: the Gold medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in London.

Anecdote from a reader

A funny story: In 1918-19 it was this "spanish flu", and it was not allowed for shops to sell alcohol.(Alcohol was almost forbidden in Norway). BUT, your doctor could give you recipe for a 1/2 bottle of cognac "for medicine use". Therefore..., it was a lot of ill people in Holmestrand, and the doctor, Graarud was his name, wrote plenty of recipes with these words: "De tre ting", meaning "The three things". That was 20 acetocul-tablets, 20 gram camphor and 1/2 bottle of cognac!! One reason why Bache-Gabrielsen named the VS for "tre kors". meaning "three crosses" and also printed three red crosses on the label. That made it easier to export it from France to Norway, because it was medicine!

Q&A

8 comments for Bache Gabrielsen Cognac

Cognac Lover 2015-07-11

Excellent Cognac for meditation. Long, smooth aftertaste. One of my favorites!!

Andrea 2012-05-02

Any ideas on where I can buy Bache Gabrielsen XO in the UK?

Jan-Åge 2011-12-28

Where can i buy the Bache Gabrielsen Christmas Cognac XO Extra Old i Bergen Norway?

Jan 2011-12-24

Bache Gabrielsen XO christmas cognac is very good. We opened the bottle last night.

Andreas 2011-12-24

How come that I have not heard about this one before? Does it stand in any relation to Thomas XO Cognac that normally usse this type of bottle?

Vegard 2011-12-24

Managed to get me one for Christmas. But the next year the production should be increased considerably :-)

Jon 2011-12-24

merry christmas to all Bache fans, and all the other cognac lovers! tonight, it's going to be the XO Thomas Prestige for me...

Joe 2011-12-24

just wanted to say that the Bache Gabrielsen Christmas Cognac XO Extra Old is great.. ! love it!