As the name suggests, Cognac Meukow is one of the few Russian Cognac brands in the Charente region. In 1862 two brothers were sent over to France to supply the Tsar with Cognac and decided to start their own Cognac distillery.
The brand has become known as the “jaguar liquor”, or the “panther liquor”, thanks to its distinctive bottle design. The big cat in question is in fact a puma, and today, with its famous logo, ranks among the most well-known Cognac brands in the world. Its qualities are strength, elegance, sensuality and exotism, the character traits of the puma.
The distillery is housed in Matha in the Charente Maritime, and are particularly celebrated for their VS Cognac, Vanilla Cognac liqueur and 90-Proof Liquor among many others.
Visit Meukow: 26 rue Pascal Combeau ,16101 Cognac ,+33 (0)545823210 ,Visit Meukow: 26 rue Pascal Combeau , 16101 Cognac , +33 (0) 545823210, please contact the Cognac house directly to arrange your visit.
History of Meukow
Sent over by Tsar Alexander II in 1862 in order to find the best Cognac supplier for the Russian Royal Court, Auguste-Christophe (August) and Gustave (Karl) Meukow instead founded their own Cognac house, A.C. Meukow & Co in 1862.
The savoir-faire of Cognac Meukow
Today, Meukow belongs to the powerful CDG Group, one of the biggest commercial structures in the industry run by the Coste family, one of the most established families in cognac production.CDG, founded in 1969 and today run by Philippe Coste, is the umbrella to a number of other smaller cognac houses such as Réau, Foucauld, Georges-Courant, Brugerolle, Rouyer-Guillet, or Favreau.
Meukow Awards and Accreditations
Meukow Cognacs have won numerous awards, for instance, the Cognac Trophy (Best Cognac of the Competition among all categories) from the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London in 2004. Or the Pack d’Or, an award for innovative packaging in 2003 and 2005.
The “Cognac with the panther on the bottle” is, in fact, a puma, and was designed by Philippe Coste in 1995.
Meukow Cognac Prices
A young Meukow VS Cognac can be purchased at around 30 Euros per bottle, while a Meukow XO with a golden panther will cost you 65 Euros. See our product listings for more information on Meukow prices.
Meukow ToursHoused in a historic property which became the headquarters of the Compagnie de Guyenne, it is one of the traditional 19th century Cognac maisons.
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