The history of Courvoisier starts with Emanuel Courvoisier and Louis Gallois. It is also said that Napoleon loved Courvoisier and the company still uses “The Cognac of Napoleon” to this day. In 1843 Courvoisier was moved into the Chateau at Jarnac in the cognac region. Napoleon III granted Courvoisier the title of “Official Supplier To The Imperial Court” in 1869, and became the choice in the royal courts of Denmark, England and Sweden. In 1889 Courvoisier won the Gold Medal and was served during the official opening of the Eiffel Tower. Then in 1909 the Simon family took over the leadership of Courvoisier and received the Prestige de la France (Highest award for a fine wine or spirit in France) in 1983. Located in the heart of Jarnac, France, the House of Courvoisier creates its cognacs from the finest brandies distilled in the premiere crus, or growing regions. The brandies are then cellared in handmade Limousin and Tronçais oak barrels. Since aging is so crucial to achieving excellence, the experts at Courvoisier hand select which trees are to be used for the casks, seasoning the staves in the open air for 3 years before they are assembled into finished barrels.
A very cool gift pack from the Courvoisier, featuring a bottle of their fantastic XO expression and 2 packs of 10 ‘Aroma Cones’, the fragrances of which are meant to create a new experience when enjoying the Cognac. The two fragrances were made by a top perfumer to bring the Paris Golden Age to life in exquisite day and night-time aromas. Bespoke, beautifully crafted aromatic gifts that accompany are “Nuit Débordante’, which is meant to evoke the thoughts of Paris at night, and ‘Brise De Vincennes’, which is meant to evoke the aromas of the Belle Époque era.