Courvoisier Cognac..the imperial French Drink. Courvoisier Cognac was the only supplier to the Imperial Courts and was thus called Cognac of Napoleon.
If it is stored in good conditions, it stays as it is and retains its original flavor but you must consume an opened bottle within 12 months.
Courvoisier is a brand of Cognac and is particularly now a part of hip-hop culture. Over the years, Courvoisier has enjoyed international reputation as the finest producer of Cognacs. This reputation is well deserved. Cognac strives for best possible quality which is even referred to as perfection by many.
Courvoisier is made of traditional French Heritage of Cognac. But it also has a variety of colorful and lavish associations. In its early days, Courvoisier was the only supplier to the Imperial Courts and hence is also known as Cognac of Napoleon. Moreover, it is the only Cognac which has been awarded by the France’s highest award for excellence- The Prestige de la France- recognizing its exemplary quality.
Cognac is named after a town in France and is the brandy produced in region around the town. It must be made up of at least 90% Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche or Colombard Grapes. Rest 10% consists of ten other selected grapes. It must then be distilled twice in copper pot stills and aged for minimum two years in French Oak Barrels that are sealed tight. Only then can it be considered as Cognac.
Other brands which manufacture Cognac are Braastad, Brillet, Camus, Delamin, Francet, Gaston de Casteljac, Gronstedts, Guerbe, Hennessy, Hine, Jaques Delorme, Kelt, Larsen, Louis Royer, Maxime Trijol, Martell, Meukow, Moyet, Otard, Paul Giraud and Remy Martin.
If the Cognac is stored in good conditions, it does not alter from what it was bottled at. The quality will never deteriorate, though an opened bottle should be consumed within 12 months. Courvoisier is in partnership with over 1,000 wine making families for many generations. To maintain the quality, the grapes are chosen only from four finest Crus of Cognac Region: Fins Bois, Borderies, Petite Champagne and Grande Champagne. Quality and not quantity is what is Courvoisier is known for. Every step of production is fully controlled. The final product is always state-of-art Cognac.
Origin of Courvoisier dates back to 19th Century when Emmanuel Courvoisier together with Lois Gallois started a wine and spirit merchant company in Bercy. When Napoleon I visited the place in 1811, he was hosted by Gallois, the Mayor and Courvoisier. Legends say that Napoleon I took many barrels of Cognac with him to St Helena and hence was named Cognac of Napoleon.
Napoleon III granted Courvoisier Cognac the title of “Official Supplier to the Imperial Court” in 1869. In 1909, English Family Simon bought the Courvoisier business and started to make its global brand identity. It is now owned by Jim Beam Global, one of the leading spirits companies. Even today its standards of precise crafting and blending remain the same as that of nearly 200 years ago.
Courvoisier Bottling Options
* Courvoisier VS
* Courvoisier VSOP Fine Champagne
* Courvoisier VSOP Exclusif
* Courvoisier Napoleon Fine Champagne
* Courvoisier XO Imperial
* Courvoisier Initiale Extra
* Courvoisier Succession JS
* L’Esprit de Courvoisier