Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
The award winning, Pierre Ferrand Reserve Double Cask Cognac. is a relatively new expression (released in 2017) that's proven so popular it's replaced the similarly packaged, Pierre Ferrand Reserve, in the house's portfolio. This is an ingenious Cognac that ofers the adventurous liquor drinker the chance to taste a well-aged eaux-de-vie that's finished the aging process in barrels other than that of regular Cognac. In this case, the liquid was transferred to very old, rare, casks that once held the fortified French wine known as, Banyuls.
Alexandre Gabriel, master blender at Pierre Ferrand, has said that this has been done to mirror the 'golden age' of Cognac in the 1800s. In the past many cellar masters utilized barrels that had previously held other spirits. Finishing off the aging process in such casks can enrich the flavor of a Cognac. Indeed, this was a real tradition all those years ago, but has since been lost to other, more favoured aging techniques. The house of Pierre Ferrand, which looks back at the past as much as it does the future in the production of innovative new Cognacs, is proud to revive such a 'lost tradition'.
A wonderful, well aged Cognac with a true depth of character. Enjoy neat, on the rocks, or has more than enough character to shine through as the base spirit of your favorite cocktail.
Awards: 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Silver Medal
About Pierre Ferrand Cognac
The estate of Cognac Pierre Ferrand is located directly in the ‘golden triangle’ of the Grande Champagne region of Cognac and is owned and run by Alexandre Gabriel. Specializing in old and very old cognacs, Pierre Ferrand is only bottled and shipped to order. They have also developed some unique production techniques of their own that are used in the aging and distillation process and have introduced innovative ways of collaborating with smaller scale producers. Both the vineyards and company headquarters are located in the 18th century Château de Bonbonnet at Ars, just 10 kms from the town center of Cognac itself.
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