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Bisquit Cognac

Bisquit Cognac

Founded by Alexandre Bisquit in 1819, the house of Bisquit, with its home at the Château de Lignères by the banks of the Charente River, had a long-standing family tradition until the house was sold to Pernod Ricard in 1966. Said to have been among the favorite Cognacs of Winston Churchill and King George IV, it is popular in the Anglo-Saxon countries and hence was bought by the South African group Distell in 2009. Find Bisquit Cognac for sale and prices below.  

Visit Bisquit: Chateau de Lignieres ,16370 Rouillac ,+33 (0)5 45 21 82 22 ,There are no visits possible. www.bisquit.com

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Interesting facts about the Bisquit Cognac history

1. Alexandre Bisquit created The House of Bisquit Cognacs at the tender age of 20, in 1819 - drawing on generations of family craft and experience.

2. Alexandre Bisquit took command of a Republican battalion and defended the July Monarchy and the French Republican citizens. As a result, he was invited to dine with the French king himself - Louis Phillippe.

3. Already by 1862 the Cognac house was granted an Honorary Award at the London’s World Fair.

4. They participated in the world famous 1889 Paris World’s Fair at the Eiffel Tower.

5. In 1890, Edouard Laporte-Bisquit promoted his Cognacs in India, Argentina and the Middle East.

6. The griffins were established as the brand icon in 1923, acting as guardians of the cellars.

7. In 1951, the House of Bisquit Cognac was named ‘Official Supplier of Cognac’ to King George VI of England.

8. French singer and entertainer Joséphine Baker partnered with them in 1952 to create a unique Cognac blend.

9. In 1984, Bisquit became the on-board Cognac for Air France.

10. In 1998, it was discovered that there were bottles of their Cognac in the old wreck of a ship sunk by the German army in 1916.

The Bisquit Story

The heritage of Bisquit dates back to 1819, when Alexandre Bisquit founded the cognac house in the town of Jarnac, in the heart of the Cognac region. His family had been active in distillation for generations, selling bottles since as far back as 1750, but had never taken the step of becoming independent with their own brand. With its 205 hectares of vineyards, it used to be one of the biggest vineyards in the Charente area, together with 64 alambics (pot stills) and cellars.

Bisquit Today

In 2009, Bisquit was bought by the South African group Distell from the former owner Pernod Ricard. In fact, when contacting Bisquit, we got through to the company headquarters in South Africa. Distell acquired a Chateau in the town center of Cognac to nest the brand and a complete site and cellars to shelter the cognacs. In 2010, the Cognac house launched its products in South Africa.

Bisquit Cognac Awards

The Bisquit Prestige Cognac was awarded a gold medal at the London IWSC. The Bisquit VS, Cognac Bisquit VSOP and XO were also awarded - the brand is the first to be awarded for each category of their Cognacs.

Visiting Cognac Bisquit

Visiting the estate is difficult - it seems to be hardly possible.

Q&A

10 comments for Bisquit Cognac

Uncle Jetski 2015-07-02

I just opened a bottle of Bisquit VS that was sitting in my late father-in-law's liquor cabinet since 1965 (according to the tax tag). Best ever.

Dmitri 2013-05-25

B.D. Extra Vieille, decent Cognac but really not in a same category with the best Tres Vieille or Venerable or whatever else they call those 30+ y.o. drinks. Nose is very generic, color made to look super dark. Taste very smooth and satisfying, but there is no true depth or layers of taste ,no surprises , just 2-3 basic notes. I purchased it for next to nothing at the auction ,so not an issue for me. But if presented with a price of several hundred dollars I would've definitely passed on it.

Jason 2013-02-19

I have a bottle of bisquit vs vintage willing to sell believe from late 60 early 70s best offer email me

Stephan 2012-11-15

I LOVED the old Bisquit VSOP, in the "rhombic" bottle. However, I can't stand the re-launched version and I'm looking for a more tasteful replacement. Any advice what comes close to good old Bisquit VSOP? Thanks!

keith leighton 2012-10-15

I have two bottles of 1922 boxed Biscuit brandy could you give me a valuation please

Sarah 2012-09-17

HI Guys, I am from an advertising company in South Africa. My boss absolutely loves the Bisquit brand and has his heart absolutely set on one of the Bisquit posters (the ONE Bisquit poster in the cellar). I have hunted for a digital format of this but cant find one anywhere. He is obviously willing to pay for it. The problem with the posters is that they are too small as he wants the print to be printed on wall paper for the entire wall behind his bar at his home. Please could you guys help me source this image digitally so we can print your stunning brand for his bar. Your help would be massively appreciated.

raffi 2012-09-04

i have a very old v.s.o.p bisquit fine champagne cognac dubouche jarnac france i cant fined it in your collection can you please help me

Amanda 2012-03-13

I have a very large approx 24" Green Bisquit Dubouche bottle from the 1950's 60's but maybe earlier. I wondered if the bottle has any collectable value, however there is a slight issue and that is that it has inside it a model of a ship built inside it.

Sophie 2012-03-08

Helloe Aretusa, please use the SUBMIT YOUR BOTTLE function in order to get help with your Bisquit cognac bottle.

aretusa basso 2012-01-23

i have bisquit ducouche & co cognac grande fine champagne extra product of de frane by appointment to king george VI she would like to know the value and if you have interest in buying thank you.

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