MAIDEN VOYAGE. Sails unfurled, vessel crashing through the spume, cognac (tobacco,
sandalwood, coriander, nutmeg), sailing to faraway lands.
The route of precious spices, cloves, cumin, cardamom, (chili, guaiac wood, patchouli).
A sumptuous and captivating elsewhere.
If cognac lends itself to traveling today, it is because the white wine of Charentes travels
badly… The Dutch, who imported it, were the first to distil it: they drank their brandewijn
“burnt wine” mixed with water. The people of Cognac then invented a secondary distillation
that further concentrated the aromas of this eau de vie. It is in this form, better adapted to long
distance travel, that the precious bottles are transported around the world by the caravels,
which, in return bring back spices and precious woods from their exotic destinations.