William Grant & Sons has partnered with La Guilde du Cognac created by Jean-Sébastien Robicquet to introduce the world’s first extensive collection of single terroir Cognacs.
The initial range will showcase four single village Cognacs. These Cognacs will be the original expression of one cru, one village, one vintage and one artisan distiller.
La Guilde du Cognac is already available in France, Spain and Portugal through Renaissance spirits, and will soon be available in selective launch markets through William Grant & Sons which will be disclosed at a later stage.
William Grant & Sons’ Chief Executive, Simon Hunt commented: “We’re delighted to welcome La Guilde du Cognac into our premium spirits portfolio. La Guilde du Cognac complements our brands and opens up an exciting new category for our business. Jean Sébastien’s entire team have a likeminded family approach. They too are a team of pioneering and passionate characters, who above all else champion the quality of their liquid. We look forward to working with them and building a partnership for the long term.”
Jean-Sébastien Robicquet, La Guilde du Cognac founder and creator said: “I have been impressed by William Grant & Sons approach to carefully nurture their brands in key markets and develop aficionados for their liquids. We want to create a partnership that has the power to show the diversity of Cognac’s great spirits and pay tribute to the inspired artisan distillers who make them.”
The initial collection of La Guilde du Cognac won two double gold medals for the Cherves Richemont village in Borderies and Saint Preuil village in Grande Champagne at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, as well as one gold medal for Saint Germain de Vibrac in Petite Champagne, and one silver medal for Lorignac in Fins Bois.
The Collection will range between $100 and $250 a bottle depending on the Single Village and the vintage.