I had the chance to visit the Bureau national Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) and a selection of large and small Cognac producers. I honestly do not drink Cognac very often but have gained a great appreciation for how the spirit is made. I enjoyed the smaller producers such as Delamain and Paul Giraud and had an amazing experience at Chateau De Martell. The first day began with a presentation at the BNIC followed by lunch and two tours.BNIC
Lunch @ le Cellier followed by a tour and tasting at Martell. Ending with dinner at Chateau de Chanteloup, historic residence of Jean Martell.
Our second day began with a visit to Tonnellerie Doreau to get a first hand look at the barrel making process.
After Delamain we attended a visit and tasting at de Luze followed by dinner at our hotel Chateau de l’Yeuse. On our last day we toured Hennessy and Paul Giraud.
Lunch @Graine et Garenne a Chateauneuf