Spirit Cartel ready for UK’s ‘cognac revival’ with Tesseron

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Spirit Cartel has taken on distribution of Tesseron Cognac for the UK to exploit a “burgeoning cognac revival” that they believe is imminent.

The cognacs are made entirely from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne regions, using the three grape varietals of Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche and Colombard.

The range is almost exclusively XO expressions, with their oldest reserves dating back to the pre-phylloxera era of the 19th century. The cognacs are grouped into the Classic, Signature and Prestige Collections, available in decanters.

The latest addition to the line-up is Composition, which balances smoothness and complexity with floral notes, giving it a character that makes it suitable for cocktails.

The Classic Collection comprises Lot No 90 XO Selection Decanter, Lot No 76 XO Tradition Decanter, Lot No 53 XO Perfection Decanter, and Lot No 29 XO Exception Decanter.

The Signature Collection is made up of XO Passion, Extra Légende and Trésor while The Prestige Collection contains Masterblend 68’s, Masterblend 100’s and Extrême.

Xavier Blanc, vice president of sales and marketing at Tesseron Cognac, said: “Cognac is enjoying a massive surge in popularity across the world and indeed the UK, recruiting new devotees every day and, with this in mind, we are truly delighted to be a part of Spirit Cartel’s portfolio.”

Spirit Cartel said it was now “ideally placed to exploit the burgeoning cognac revival imminently due”.

Charles Marshall, Spirit Cartel’s consiglieri, added: “Tesseron Cognac is more than just cognac — it’s a religion. This range sits in a class of its own, based purely on quality and pedigree and steeped in French tradition. It has a clear point of difference.

“With its breathtakingly beautiful decanters, Tesseron Cognac gives retailers and operators the opportunity to take cognac connoisseurs on a unique experiential journey.”

Tesseron Cognac will be available to taste at the Cognac Experience trade tasting run by the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) at TT Liquor in London on February 6.

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