A collaboration between Craft Distillers and Cognac’s largest remaining family-owned producer. Surrenne’s eight aging cellars hold extensive stocks of aged distillates that have been maintained pure and unblended. There are four distilleries, including the ancient installation in the chateau of Triac. The home distillery is on the Quai de l’Ile Madame on the banks of the Charente river in Jarnac.
Great cognac reflects the land and climate from which its grapes were taken. The bottlings come from specific regions, and we further emphasize their individuality by using cognacs from a particular vintage, or a single distillery, or even an individual cask. Many of these bottlings are unblended, and the rareties are unfiltered.
PRODUCTS & IMAGES
Single-cask (wonderful focus) 100% Borderies. The Galtaud distillery was founded in 1800 in the commune of Mainx. Unusually deep fruit and volume with the region’s typical attributes: a hint of violet & nut kernels. Cognac of the Year from WINE & SPIRITS.
OLD & RARE BOTTLINGS
Tonneau No. 1
Inconceivably rich. A blend of century-old petite champagne assembled in a large tun in 1922, topped off annually now for more than 90 years. Astonishing complexity: contains dozens of very old cognacs. The average age probably approaches 150 years.
Distilled on a wood-fired still by Hubert Portier from grapes grown in his family vineyard near Bilhouet in the first vintage following WWII. 1946 is one of Cognac’s great vintages, and this man knew his grapes very well. Astonishing fruit and complexity. One of the finest cognacs ever made.
We believe this to be the finest cognac in bottle. A genuine rarity, assembled in 1961 by Surrenne’s former cellar-master, Hilaire Guilbaud: his personal blend from the house’s finest old grande champagne cognacs. The blend then aged for another 53 years in one cask. Every component is well over 100 years old. Very scarce.