Braastad Cognac

In the heart of Grande Champagne in the village of Jarnac lies the impressive Chateau de Triac. The chateau is the home of Cognac Tiffon, to which the cognac brand Braastad belongs. Rubbing shoulders with other famous cognac houses such as Bisquit or Courvoisier, the brand Braastad was created when a Norwegian named Sverre Braastad married into the Tiffon family. Known for their devotion to the traditional cognac producing methods, today the whole process is still carried out at the family premises, and Cognac Braastad’s products are renowned worldwide.

Visit Braastad: 29, Quai de L'Ile Madame, 16200 Jarnac, +33 (0)545368700, Contact Cognac Tiffon to visit the Chateau and its cognac estate. Hire rooms at the Chateau de Triac. www.braastad.com

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    Tasting review: Eye: Medium golden brown Nose: Light, somewhat sweet, a touch of dried fruit, flowers, herbs, citrus, and a hint of the oaky barrel Palate:  Fruity, light, and sweet

    Tasting review: Eye: Medium golden brown Nose: Light, somewhat sweet, a touch of dried fruit, flowers, herbs, citrus, and a hint of the oaky barrel...

2 reviews for Braastad Cognac

Nicolas Braastad 2012-03-08

My grand grand-father, Sverre Braastad immigrated from Norway in the beginning of the 20th century and settled in Jarnac, near Cognac. He spent his childhood in Brastad, Gjovik, Norway. Actually, his name has been frenchified because the "a" with a circle above does not exist in the alphabet. As a consequence we might be far cousins. My family is still involved in the Cognac House, I hope you enjoyed our Cognac!

Nicolas Braastad

    Calvin Brastad 2012-02-01

    When we visited Norway we discovered Braastad Cognac. My ancestry is from Brastad, Konsmo, Norway. My grandfather was Martin Brastad who immigrated to Minnesota USA. We understand that many people changed the spelling of their names when they immigrated. Could you tell me more about the Braastad family and where they were from.

    We bought Braastad Cognac for my family as a gift from Norway.

    Calvin Brastad

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      History of Cognac Braastad



      The story of Braastad commences in 1875, when Mederic Tiffon chose the southern banks of the Charente River in Jarnac to commence the start-up of his now world-famous cognac house. In 1899, a young man from Norway, Sverre Braastad, decided to follow his uncle to Cognac and found work with the house of Bisquit, working in export and sales. Sverre met and fell in love with Edith Rosseau, the daughter of Mederic Tiffon and they married in 1913.


      However, WWI saw Sverre Braastad unable to work at the family cognac house, so it was not until the war ended that he was able to leave his employment with Cognac Bisquit. In 1919, Sverre and Edith finally took charge of the family business and Braastad Cognac was born. In the 1940s the family acquired the Chateau de Triac and large vineyards in both the Grande Champagne and the Fins Bois cognac growing areas.


      The couple nurtured their brand, and had eight children along the way. When Sverre died in 1979 he did so content in knowing that both he and his family had had a profound effect on the world of cognac, and that his legacy would be continued by his children. He placed family members in leading positions in some of the most famous cognac houses worldwide, including Courvoisier, Delamain and Bisquit.


      He left his beloved cognac house in the capable hands of his family, and today, three generations on, the Braastad clan still produce their wares in the time honored traditions of old.



      Braastad Cognac Today



      The whole process of producing cognac is carried out at the family estate. From growing and tending the grapes through to the finished product, not a single step is completed without the say so of current cellar master Richard Braastad. At any one time he has around 13,000 casks of cognac in his care, from various terroirs and a multitude of ages.


      The cognac house remains firmly a family run affair, with Antoine Braastad heading the sales team and Jan Braastad as head of finance. The brand is shipped to the four corners of the globe and is one of the largest family owned cognac houses in existence, producing a wide range of cognacs from a VS through to their flagship product, Braastad Chateau de Triac – Reserve de la Famille.



      News, Products and Old Labels



      The house of Braastad concentrates solely on producing cognac. Their oldest label is the Reserve de la Famille, produced from eaux-de-vie originating from the vineyards around the chateau and averaging around 50 years in age. 


      Perhaps not unsurprisingly, cognac Braastad is highly thought of in Norway, with the family retaining strong ties to their roots.


      Braastad Cognac XO Superieur - Tres Vieille Réserve as well as XO Fine Champagne Extra Old received silver medals at the 2007 International Wine and Spirits Competition.



      Visit Cognac Braastad



      It is possible to visit Cognac Braastad and the Chateau de Triac. To arrange a visit it’s necessary to pre-arrange, so ensure that you email or telephone Cognac Tiffon for further information and to make arrangements.