Appellation (Cru) & sol: Grande Champagne
50 Cent XO Branson Cognac - LeCheminduRoi
Blended by 5th generation, family run producer Cognac Raymond Ragnaud, who has been in Grande Champagne since 1860, Branson XO provides the most exquisite expression of XO Grande Champagne Cognac.
Created from Eaux-de-Vie grown in the premier terroir of the region, Grande Champagne, this Cognac is aged for a minimum of 10 years, with some of the Eaux-de-Vie being 25+ years old. Elegance balances a touch of boldness, with floral and citrus notes balanced out by rich notes of tobacco, dark cocoa and honey.
The line of Cognacs we’ve been highly anticipated has finally dropped - and 50 Cent has collaborated with family-run producer, Raymond Ragnaud, to bring the Branson Cognac XO.
This Cognac is a true expression of the power of the Grande Champagne - a sublime Cognac from a hip hop legend. Blended expertly by 5th generation Cognac makers located in the prestigious Grande Champagne growing area, the American rapper’s début Cognac has been aged for a minimum of 10 years, with some of the eaux-de-vie in the blend reaching 25 years or more in age.
It is made solely with grapes grown in the Premier Cru itself, known for its light, floral eaux-de-vie with an elegant quality and finish. Raymond Ragnaud are masters of Grande Champagne Cognac, and it’s no wonder that 50 Cent has selected them in the making of this long-awaited drink. The Branson XO has been distilled in an original Charentais pot still dating back to the 1800s, and finally aged in 50 year old Sessile oak casks to import even more finesse to the liquid within.
We wouldn’t expect anything less from one of the biggest rappers in the game. ‘Fiddy’ has certainly had us all on tenterhooks for the past year or so. When news dropped about his up and coming Cognac, the internet exploded with hashtags ‘bransoncognac’ and ‘lecheminduroi’. We weren’t exactly sure what Le Chemin du Roi was alluding to, but translating to English, it was “The Path of the King”.
What kingly plans did 50 Cent have in store? Now, it’s no secret that 50 Cent is a fan of precious spirits. Previously, he’s rapped about ‘a lil drop of Hennessy’, and now he’s producing his own.
Now that the Branson Cognac has been revealed, it’s no wonder that it has been under wraps for so long. 50 Cent has revealed a line of stunning Cognacs, made by one of the finest family producers in the French region.
Presentation of the Branson XO Decanter
This stunning bottle is certainly inspired by the fanned out decanter of a certain Big Four XO. It catches the light at every angle, and will sparkle amongst your collection.
Sip this luxurious drink slowly. It can be enjoyed neat, in a snifter glass.