The cognac house of Charpentron is a traditional and family one, and has been passed down the line from father to son, mother to daughter, for ten generations. The estate, known as Clos de Merienne, covers 178 acres of prime Grande Champagne countryside, with 74 acres of these covering the hills around the estate as vineyards. With such a long history, it’s perhaps no surprise that the cellars of Charpentron boast some very old cognacs, some of which are 100 years of age or more.
The beautiful façade and setting of the Chateau de Beaulon Cognac estate is a fitting setting for producing fine cognac. The chateau itself dates back to the year 1480, with it entering into the hands of the Beaulon family in 1510. The family name remains the same to this day, although it is now run by the very capable Christian Thomas. Chateau de Beaulon Cognac has always been, and continues to be, created purely from the fruits of a single vineyard, and is recognized around the world as being a highly desirable, artisan produced cognac.
Owned by the family Vallet for six generations, Chateau de Montifaud Cognac boasts 125 hectares of vineyards that are located in both the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne growing regions. The house produces a large, high quality range of cognacs – including various vintages from years that have had an exceptional harvest. One family tradition that Chateau de Montifaud Cognac is proud to follow, is that of when a new baby boy is born to the head of the cognac house, that part of the cognac created from that year’s harvest is set to one side. This is kept for a varying number of years, but may only be sold by future generations.
Boasting a long and aristocratic history, the house of Chateau de Plassac Cognac occupies an enviable position close to the town of Saint Genis de Saintonge. Producing wines and eaux-de-vie for the past 200 years, the house is also closely linked to the famous champagne producers Comtes de Dampierre in the north of the country. Today, Chateau de Plassac produces a range of cognacs to suit all palates and pockets, from cognacs suitable for mixing in cocktails, through to their XO and Napoleon range. All are produced from the Chateau’s own Ugni Blanc and Colombard vines that grow beneath the impressive backdrop of Chateau de Plassac.
The cognac house of Chateau des Plassons may not be one of the world’s most well known cognac brands, but this beautiful chateau has an eminent history that can be traced back to the 1500s. Today, this artisan cognac house is run by two young brothers, David and Julien Pannaud, both of whom are passionate about the family tradition of cognac production. Situated in the Bons Bois growing area of Cognac, their eaux-de-vie is sold both under the name of Cognac Chateau des Plassons, and also that of Cognac Rastignac. A further portion is sold under contract to one of the big four cognac houses.
Claude Chatelier Cognac is part of the family of Maison Ferrand. True to all the cognacs produced by Ferrand, it has been created with the same concept as all of the cognac brands under this umbrella - and that is to bring new life to the industry with the very best of products that are not created using mass production techniques.
Boasting 106 hectares of vineyards, the estate of Claude Thorin has expanded massively over the past couple of decades. Producing a wide range of cognacs along with Pineau des Charente and wine, the estate of Claude Thorin produces its cognacs on site right from the grape through to the finished bottle. The vines are all located in the Grande Champagne 1er Cru area, and the estate prides itself in producing cognac true to the traditional manner that has been used over the centuries.
The Cognac Pen and the Cognac Watch are unique collector items.
The pen has been created by the famous Italian manufacture Montegrappa, and it contains the oldest Cognac in the world, provided by luxury company Wealth Solutions. The Armin Strom Cognac Watch is a watch with two very exclusive inner lifes. The first one is the movement as a result of precision mechanics conceived and engineered in-house and under the watchful eye of Claude Greisler, director and chief horologist. Another one was born over 250 years ago out of grapevines cultivated near Cognac.
The liquor enclosed in a capsule is from 1762 and has been officially entered into the Guinness Book of Records. French nesse and Italian craftsmanship tradition have merged to create true masterpieces.
250 years locked in a bottle
The year 1762 marks the unveiling of the famous di Trevi fountain in Rome, Catherine II becoming the emperor of Russia, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s publication of the Social Contract. This was the time when the grapes used for the production of the liquor inside the capsules of the Cognac Pen and of the Armin Strom Cognac Watch.
This unique Cognac is owned by Wealth Solutions, having been purchased by the company in 2014 during an auction of rare wines and liquors organized by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in NYC.
The Gautier 1762 Cognac was, during the event, granted the title of the oldest cognac sold at a public auction to-date. Now this exceptional beverage is available to aficionados of unique items and has become an integral part of the Cognac Watch.
Comandon is an independent cognac house that produced entirely in-house. Their philosophy lies in uniting traditional elegance and modernity, which can be seen in their branding and unique internet presence. Think La Dolce Vita meets Armani. With an extremely forward-thinking marketing agenda and their hands in the music and entertainment industry, Comandon has created an interesting niche in the cognac business. With a history of around 200 years, the cognac house continues to produce excellent cognac and receiving top-notch awards.
With a grand and illustrious history dating back to the early 1600s, Comte Ferdinand de Roffignac Cognac is a small, traditional house in the Borderies growing area of Cognac. From the grandiose setting of the Chateau Chesnel, the family secrets have been handed down through the generations. Today, Cognac Comte Ferdinand de Roffignac - also referred to in short as Cognac Roffignac - is headed by Count Renaud de Roffignac.
Conjure Cognac is the brain child of two extremely ambitious and talented entrepreneurs. One is a world renowned hip hop star, the other a fourth generation cognac producer. They share the love for cognac and together embarked on an adventure that resulted in a cool, modern and remarkably successful product" CONJURE Cognac. Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, record selling US hip-hoper and actor, and Kim Birkedal Hartmann, owner of the cognac house Birkedal Hartmann, blended this smooth and mixable cognac with master blender Philippe B. Tiffon and launched it in 2009. A huge success on the US market as well as in Norway, CONJURE sees increasing sales, slowly conquering markets across Europe. This collaboration has immensely helped for cognac to be accepted by a younger generation as a drink that is not associated with older gentlemen, dark libraries and cigars, but with pop music, clubs and parties.
When Pierre Couprie received the distillation permit in 1750, he introduced a long history for the Couprie family. Their estate in Ambleville in the Grande Champagne has been the home to the cognac house sine generations. Like many smaller producers, Couprie Cognac uses only its own wine production to ensure and control the highest quality of their eaux-de-vie. Courpie also produces Pineau des Charentes and liqueurs to broaden their product range.
Courvoisier is amongst the four leading cognac houses in the world. Legend has it that the emperor Napoleon himself chose Courvoisier as his preferred cognac, therefore Courvoisier is often referred to as “The Cognac of Napoleon”. The company dates back to 1828 and since has its headquarters in the town of Jarnac. With prestigious bottles such as Courvoisier Napoleon or Josephine, the cognac house is at the top of the luxury spirits market. The drink is strongly engrained in US Hip Hop culture with Busta Rhymes and P Diddy dedicating the song “Pass the Courvoisier” to the traditional cognac.
With a story that can be traced back to links with Napoleon, Cognac Croizet boasts over 200 years of history. Located in the heart of Grande Champagne country, Cognac Croizet is also known as one of the champions of helping the region fight back after the disease Phylloxera destroyed the vineyards of the area. Still based in its original home town of St Même les Carrières, Cognac Croizet today is headed by new owners who are doing their part to continue this wonderful history, and champion Cognac Croizet into the future.
The small cognac house of Daniel Bouju is a family run affair located in the village of Saint Preuil in the Charente. Covering 14 hectares of vines in the heart of the famed Grande Champagne region, Cognac Daniel Bouju has a wine making history that stretches back to the 19th century. Enjoyed in countries around the world, this independent cognac label concentrates on producing a diverse range of artisan cognacs as opposed to aspiring to the large, industrial production of the big cognac houses.
The ‘raison d’etre’ behind Cognac Davidoff is the production of a cognac that is specifically designed. Zino Davidoff (1906 to 1994) made quality his philosophy - for friends and customers. This tenet still characterises the essence and the products of the Davidoff Luxury Group today, with our two cognacs, Davidoff VSOP and Davidoff XO, representing the latest manifestation of such a special claim.
Cognac De Bonnefont is part of the range of cognacs offered by H Mounier. As part of the distinguished H Mounier brand, De Bonnefont cognacs have a history dating back to 1858, and pride themselves on the traditional aging and distilling methods that continue to be used to this day.
The cognac house has a uniquely interesting history, with the origins of the company in New York! Two brothers set off to find success in the New World in the early 19th century. And they did. De Luze is still a successful business with 410 hectares of vineyards in the prime growing area of Cognac. Their philosophy is to create a natural cognac with an elegant and light taste and colour.
Cognac-Expert.com is proud to present Cognac DEAU for an exclusive flash sale. On offer are the three flagship products of DEAU’s young flourishing line: DEAU XO, DEAU Black, and DEAU Louis Memory Cognac, as well as two beautiful collection sets. The number of bottles available is strictly limited in quantity and will be sold over a 3-day period only.
All of DEAU’s Cognacs combine the mastership of aging and blending with luxurious and sophisticated design. This is the perfect gift for Cognac lovers, especially those with a soft spot for beautiful bottles.
Please note: You may not combine DEAU products of this special sale and purchase together with other products from the Cognac-Expert shop.
With an incredibly old family tradition, Delamain (et Cie) makes for an exciting cognac house with roots dating back to the early 1600s! The family tree couldn't be more complicated, and yet the Delamain brand has managed to survive since its creation in 1762. This is a cognac house that is unapologetic when it comes to quality, selecting only the very best from its suppliers in order to create its own products. With the British aristocracy having influenced the Delamains for generations, this cognac is authentically catered for blue blood!
Cognac Delpech Fougerat has two separate domains in the heart of the Petite Champagne. With a history that can be traced back to 1777, the cognac house produces blends of all ages, and have cognacs in their cellars that date back to the beginning of the 1800s. Using the Folle Blanche, Colombard and Ugni Blanc grapes, Delpech Fougerat, although relatively small in size, is enjoyed by consumers on all continents.
We're thrilled to introduce this beautiful family-run Cognac house: Dobbé is a highly awarded Cognac producer in its 8th generation, and not stopping here! Nicolas - young, inspired, and enthusiastic for a Cognac rejuvenation - runs the estate together with his father-in-law Michel Dobbé. We love what he's doing! Last year, Air France chose Dobbé Cognac as their "artisanal French Cognac" for their Economy Class passengers.
Set almost entirely in the growing region of Grande Champagne, the Domaine Breuil de Segonzac covers 57 hectares of vineyards. The house prides itself in farming in a completely organic manner, and whilst producing eaux-de-vie and cognac is the prime goal, the owners have also set aside 5 hectares of vines dedicated to producing red wine.
Headed by Daniel Bouillard, the history of Domaine du Puits Faucon Cognac can be traced back to the year 1865. Offering a small range of artisan produced cognacs, this is a house that many may not yet have heard of - but definitely one that should be sampled... The house ownes 33 hectares of sprawling vines that cover the neighboring towns of Burie and St Sulpice-de- Cognac.