Manchester bar becomes new Fortress for Louis XIII

Tattu Manchester bar

A bar in Manchester has become a member of an elite group of venues across the globe known as “Fortresses” because they champion Rémy Martin Louis XIII cognac.

Tattu Restaurant & Bar (pictured), which opened in Hardman Square a year ago, has been chosen as one of the brand’s “iconic” venues because it shares values of luxury and quality.

Adam Jones, owner and managing director of Tattu, said: “This is a fantastic accolade for Tattu to receive in its first year of business and we’re honoured to have been chosen to be part of the Louis XIII Fortress network.

“Louis XIII and Tattu share the same values of excellence, and we are proud to represent this luxury cognac and the craftsmanship that goes into creating this masterpiece.”

Tattu is one of only two venues in Manchester to be named a Fortress – the other is Wing’s Restaurant in Lincoln Square – and among only a handful outside of London.

Other Fortresses include Gleneagles hotel in Scotland, exclusive London members clubs such as 5 Hertford Street, Annabel’s and The Arts Club in Mayfair and top bars, restaurants and hotels such as Claridge’s, 45 Park Lane, Four Seasons Park Lane, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, The Connaught, The Dorchester, The Lanesborough and The Wellesley.

Ludovic du Plessis, global executive director for Louis XIII at Rémy Cointreau, said: “We are thrilled to welcome the team of Tattu among our network of Fortresses, gathering the best places in the world to enjoy a glass of Louis XIII. Cheers to this partnership.”

Now targeted at the prestige on-trade, Louis XIII was created in 1874, made with grapes from Grande Champagne, the most sought-after area of the Cognac region. It is a blend of up to 1,200 eaux‐de‐vie, the youngest of which is at least 40 years old.

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