Sophie and Max Selection Cognac
Sophie & Max Sélection N° 3
Sophie & Max Sélection N° 3 Réserve was developed in close exchange with Seph Hall and Thérèse Bertrand, who have been running the Bertrand brand since moving back to Thérèse’s family estate back in 2010. In fact, it was at last year’s Thanksgiving dinner, which Thérèse and Seph hosted, when we suddenly thought Seph should blend the next Cognac in our Sélection series.
It was the way he spoke about his craft but also about other topics ranging from international politics to sustainable energies, that got us excited to take this leap.
Sophie & Max Sélection N° 2
The whole process of creating Sélection N° 2 has been a wonderful and informative journey. For us, as always, Cognac is all about production, craft, and family tradition. Treading this lesser worn path brings about the discovery of all that’s made Cognac the world’s most sought after brandy. So to collaborate with the wonderful artisan house of Birius for the creation of Sélection N° 2 was both a joy and an honor.
Sophie & Max Sélection N° 1
Sélection Nº 1 was created in collaboration with André Petit & Fils Cognac, a truly traditional, artisan house whose Cognacs we love.
XO Extra Quality: The eaux-de-vie that make up this mature blend have been aged for up to 25 years, a quarter-century!
Multi-terroir blend: This means that the grapes that make up the eaux-de-vie used for this blend originate from multiple growth areas. In this case they come from the premier Petite Champagne, the Fins Bois, and Bons Bois terroirs. The art in Cognac blending is to find eaux-de-vie that complement each other and generate the perfect balance. We bow to the cellar master’s brilliance (more about him in a moment…).