I heard it through the grapevine
In the 1990s, exploring the Cognac region with a name like La Maison du Whisky was something of a challenge!
At the time whisky was thought to be responsible for the drop in cognac sales in France, and our name seemed to embody the problem. Producers received us with a distrusting, sometimes even hostile eye.
We managed to dispel the misconception over the years and through collaborations with a number of producers, beginning with Frapin, who we have been working with since 2010, then Vallein Tercinier, an independent bottler with incredible collections, and, of course, independent producers such as Ferrand, Remi Landier and Merlet. In our mind, there was never any question of whisky competing with cognac. Cognac producers’ knowledge of spirits, from distillation to blending is, so to speak, unparalleled not only in France but throughout the world. And many of La Maison du Whisky staff come from the area!
Fradon Lot 70
France, Cognac Petite Champagne – 46.6%, 70cl
Limited Edition of 357 bottles
Vallein Tercinier 1987 single cask
France, Cognac Bons Bois – 49.1%, 70cl
Limited Edition of 263 bottles
Vaudon 1996 single cask
France, Cognac Fins Bois – 51.1%, 70cl
Limited Edition of 429 bottles
Tessendier Lot 97
France, Cognac Grande Champagne – 48%, 70cl
Limited Edition of 450 bottles
Camus 11 ans Ile de Ré
France, Cognac Bois Ordinaires – 49%, 70cl
Limited Edition of 629 bottles
“With its 6 crus, 271 houses, 1,300 distillergrowers, 5,000 wine growers and unique expertise, Cognac, an internationally renowned nectar, overflows with still little-known treasures.”