The Origins of Alfred Giraud French Malt Whisky

A historic cognac family flexes their expertise for an elegant new tipple

The spirit of Alfred Giraud French Malt Whisky can be pinned to the historical figure with whom it shares a name, an acclaimed cognac cellar master who retired in 1954 (who was also a French solider and prisoner of war during WWI). Though Alfred’s story is a profound one, the quality of the whisky the brand produces is due to the diligence of his great-grandson …

The Sweet Spiciness of Rémy Martin Carte Blanche Merpins

Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau's hand-selected 27-year-old limited edition cognac

For the second time in the cognac brand’s history, Rémy Martin has granted their Cellar Master permission to release a limited edition liquid that represents the values of the house. Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau, operating in the role since 2014, discovered for himself what fills all 9650 bottles (2000 of which are in or en route to the US) and it’s known as Carte Blanche …

Behind the Profile of Rémy Martin Cognac

Guiding 900+ growing partners toward the best eau de vie and ultimately a refined spirit

With cognac consumption on the rise around the world—including key markets like the US and China—an exhausted image of snifters in the hands of grandparents has been shed. Many consumers look to celebrities for recommendations. Some may even look back, for nostalgic reasons, to what the previous generations of their family drank. Taste, however, is the only reason you should buy a particular cognac. Tremendous …