Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Meukow XO Grande Champagne Cognac
Meukow XO Grande Champagne Cognac is, as the name suggests, an exclusive blend of Grande Champagne, the Premier Cru of Cognac. Harmonious and refined, this well-balanced expression has been aged for over ten years in French oak, giving it a fruity and floral aromatic persistence, typical of eaux-de-vie of this provenance. Fruity and aromatic with a delightfully complex and lengthy finish, it’s a Cognac for those who enjoy the finer things in life.
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. Cellar Master Anne Sarteaux oversees all production of Meukow Cognac, and with her distinctive style and attention to detail, she carries on traditions that have been passed down since the house was founded.
Presentation of the Bottle
Presented in the classic rounded Meukow bottle with a platinum pouncing panther motif molded onto the glass, this is a decanter that immediately draws the eye. Due to its distinctive design, the brand is sometimes referred to as the ‘jaguar spirit’.
How to Enjoy Meukow XO Grande Champagne Cognac
Rich and dense in flavor, this XO Cognac is perfect as a digestif after a rich meal. Serve with a selection of dried fruits and cheeses - or simply enjoy it neat alongside a fine cigar.
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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