The classic 19th-century Grand Champage cognac from Maison Ferrand, the 1840 is rich and robust.
Master Blender and owner Alexandre Gabriel has modelled this on a bottle of an 1840 bottle of Pinet-Castillon Cognac and is inspired by the type of Cognacs the bartenders of the time would have been using.
A fuller-flavour than other entry-level cognacs, it’s bottled at 45% so it stands up in cocktails as well.
In 1989 the Maison Ferrand cognac house was largely dormant, although sitting on large stocks of aging cognac. In 1989 Alexandre Gabriel went into business with the house to bring it back onto the market.
Originally reviving the Grand Champagne Cognac that the Ferrand family had been producing for ten generations in the famous region, the company has now gone on to produce the Citadelle gin and Plantation rum brands.
- Maison Ferrand