History of Monnet Cognac
The house came into being in the year 1838, when an association of local vineyard owners created a new cognac alliance named the SOCIETE DES PROPRIETAIRES VINICOLES DE COGNAC. In 1897, the house took the name of it's then president, Jean Gabrielle Monnet.
After the First World War, Jean Gabrielle handed control of the house over to his son, Jean Monnet. If that name seems familiar then it should - because Jean is also known as Pere de l'Europe - or The Father of Europe.
Jean divided his time between his political career and the house of Monnet, running the house full time between the two World Wars.
Monnet Cognac today
Today the house of Monnet is dedicated to their quest of producing elegant, refined cognacs. The eaux-de-vie used in their blends come mainly from the Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Fins Bois, and Borders terrors of the Cognac region.
The house had established a 'quality charter' with its main suppliers of eaux-de-vie, of whom are a limited number, encouraging close and long lasting relationships.
News and awards
Although they only produce a small range of cognacs, they have been decorated with a number of awards. These include:
For the VSOP - Bronze medal at the Vinnaya Karta Open of Moscow in 2005
Silver medal at the Concours Général Agricole of Paris in 2006
Bronze medal at the International Spirits Challenge of London in 2006 and 2007
For the XO - Bronze medal at the Concours Général Agricole of Paris in 2005
Bronze medal at the LDG Competition in Frankfurt, Germany in 2007
Visit Monnet Cognac
There is no information about visiting the cognac house. We suggest you contact them directly.