Founded in 1715, Martell is the oldest Cognac house in the world. By the 1800s, it supplied almost a third of France’s cognac, due in no small part to its unique double distillation process. Grapes from the four most prestigious Ugni Blanc areas combine to give Martell its light, elegant character: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Fins Bois and the Borderies.
Wines are double-distilled in a custom-designed Charentais pot before flowing into hand-made, hand-signed casks, and more than a quarter of a million casks are ageing in Martell cellars around Cognac at any given time.
Martell VS cognac has been the ideal mixer for long drinks and classic cocktails for more than 150 years. Originally known as 3 Stars, this highly-regarded blend has a fresh, balanced palate that harmonises perfectly with the other elements in a cocktail. The fruity, mellow wood taste aligns with a light, pure feeling to freshen the mouth and glass alike.
Martell VSOP Medaillon is the canonical example of the VSOP (very superior old pale) style. Bearing a gold medallion engraved with Louis XIV’s portrait, this incomparable cognac was created in the final year of his reign. Martell VSOP is a smooth, mellow spirit with character and finesse, lending its fullness to ice or mixing.
The flagship of the family, Martell Cordon Bleu fulfils Edouard Martell’s vision of a cognac for connoisseurs. Cordon Bleu created a new category in the cognac classification after launching at the renowned Hotel de Paris, Monaco, in 1912. Its trademark intensity is suffused with rich notes of fruit and wood, the result of Martell’s time-honoured distillation and ageing methods.
A powerful blend of prestigious grapes from the Grande Champagne and Borderies regions, Martell XO is a cognac that accomplishes the creative and inspired spirit of its founder. Golden-amber hues unite with notes of almond and vanilla, culminating in a finish as lengthy as the Martell history. This full, balanced spirit is made from rare eaux-de-vie, aged in the private Martell family cellars for a minimum of 15 years.