Modern Cognac has been seen mainly as a sipping spirit, but during the Golden Age of the Cocktail, Cognac was a major player behind the bar.
Pierre Ferrand Chairman/majority owner Alexandre Gabriel has teamed up with cocktail historian David Wondrich to create an offering that harkens back to the old-school style. The inspiration for Ferrand's Original Formula is an 1840 bottle of Pinet Castillon. Using all Grande Champagne grapes and 19th century blending techniques, the time-intensive process creates a style evocative of fruit, spice and honey, as well as a gentle floral character. Try sweetly spiced nuts as an accompaniment to a cocktail made with Pierre Ferrand Original Formula.