Courvoisier VS Cognac, France, Grapes, 40%
In 1809, with fires of the French Revolution still smouldering, France's first Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, took the Imperial throne.
In this uncertain climate, Emmanuel Courvoisier decided to open a wine and spirit company on the outskirts of Paris. Close to the river and just outside the thick Paris city walls, they didn't have to pay taxes, for them, it was the perfect location. Aged for between 2 and 4 years.