Cognac Braastad - XO Fine Champagne
This XO is the perfect blend of the best cognacs from Grande and Petite Champagne, the region's flagship. The Fine Champagne designation requires that more than half of the blend comes from Grande Champagne.
A complex nose with aromas of truffles, leather. The palate is balanced, with hazelnut flavors and notes of violets, vanilla, and a very nice rancio finish.
Braastad Cognac started in 1875 when a young man, Médéric Tiffon, founded his very own House of Cognac on the southern bank of the River Charente, near the center of the village of Jarnac.
The name Braastad was introduced when Sverre Braastad from Gjøvik, Norway, married the daughter of cognac producer Tiffon, Edith Rousseau, in 1913, and took over Tiffon. He subsequently bought Château de Triac in the 1940s and lived there until he died, collecting firewood outside the castle at the age of 99. Him and Edith used to gather all their eight children and numerous grandchildren together for dinner every Sunday at the castle. It was an important tradition and there was no excuse for not showing up.
Five generations after Médéric Tiffon founded the company, and three generations after Sverre Braastad took over the reins, the family is still producing cognac in accordance with ancient laws and old family traditions. They are doing everything from harvesting grapes, producing wine, distilling cognac and maturing the noble, golden liquid for generations in their own humid cellars.
- Fine Champagne
- 40 %
- 70 cl