Growth area & soil: Blend
Meukow Napoléon Cognac: Well-Matured Elegance
This Napoleon-grade Cognac has been aged for at least a decade in French oak, developing a brilliant color and exceptional finish. Made with eaux-de-vie produced from grapes harvested in various regions, Meukow Napoléon Cognac is a special edition that celebrates the richness of flavor that can be achieved with time and patience.
The House of Meukow was founded by two brothers from Silesia, August-Christophe and Gustav Meukow, and is today one of the few Russian Cognac brands in the Charente region. Initially sent to source Cognac for Tsar Alexander II in 1850, the brothers travelled back and forth for years in their search for the most prestigious casks. Seeing an opportunity to start up business for themselves, in 1862 they decided to remain in France and opened their distillery. The company grew rapidly, managed under the influence of prestigious shareholders like Henri Bouraud, the Mayor of Cognac from 1849 to 1869. Today, Meukow Cognac is distributed in over 80 countries around the world.
Presentation of the Bottle
Presented in the classic rounded Meukow bottle with a pouncing panther motif molded onto the glass. This edition combines traditional green frosted glass with a crystal clear glass panther giving a glimpse of the bronze-colored liquid inside. Due to its distinctive design, the brand is sometimes referred to as the ‘jaguar spirit’.
How to Enjoy
Such a quality Cognac deserves time and attention. The spice and leather notes make it the perfect accompaniment to a candlelit dinner; serve neat in tulip glasses at room temperature as a digestif and sip late into the winter night.
About Meukow Cognac
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.
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