The house of J. Balluet Cognac is located in the Fins Bois terroir of the region. This is an artisan house in the truest sense of the word, with the secrets and passion of Cognac creation being lovingly handed down through the generations. Located in the tiny hamlet of Neuvicq Le Château, the house prides itself in the quality of their creations, and the offering of their flagship product, the Jean balluet Tres Vieille Reserve.
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History of J. Balluet Cognac
The house of Balluet Cognac has always been, and remains to this day, a tiny, family run affair. The house was founded in 1845, and is located in a hamlet in the heart of the Fins Bois terroir. From the moment the house was established, this independent family has always been a little, 'renegade'. For instance, the fourth generation Cellar Master, Hippolyte, was not only an active resistance fighter in WWII. But in the 1950s when one of the big Cognac producers to whom the family sold a lot of their eaux-de-vie decided to dramatically reduced their order, Hippolyte simply cut them off completely! Instead, he moved into direct sales under the family name, and this has continued every since.
J. Balluet Cognac Today
Today Balluet Cognac is run by Jean Balluet. He continues to make Cognac in the traditional manner, and even uses the same copper still as that of his ancestors. Their range is small, but of top quality, and definitely worth tasting.
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The youngest quality Coganac produced by Ballet is a VSOP. The others are a Tres Vieille Reserve and a Tres Vieille Reserve Napoleon.
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