PRIVATE COGNAC CASK
become reality !
You may have already dreamed about owning your own personalised cask of cognac ? At Bache-Gabrielsen we are driven by sharing our passion with as many people as we can. The PRIVATE cognac CASK programme is an immersive experience where you will participate at different stages in the production of your very own cognac, from it being transferred into your cask to the final reduction before it is bottled.
At each stage you will be guided by our Cellar Master. Our explorative nature is something we have inherited from our founder Thomas Bache-Gabrielsen, which is why we are the first Cognac House to offer to shareone of its secrets with you. Passionate, curious or maybe just looking for a tailor-made experience ? Then the PRIVATE cognac CASK programme is made for you.
CREATE YOUR OWN COGNAC
SELECTING YOUR EAU-DE-VIE
The choice of eaux-de-vie for your PRIVATE Cognac CASK will be from one of the 3 main growing areas from the Cognac AOC region :
- Fins Bois
These rapidly maturing eaux-de-vie are fruity and generously round cognacs.
- Petite Champagne
Remarkably floral these eaux-de-vie will produce an Intense cognac.
- Grande Champagne
Eaux-de-vie which are supple with a floral dominance they will provide you with an elegant cognac that has great length on the palate.
IN OUR CELLARS
This is where the great story starts : that of your very own cognac. The eaux-de-vie from each different growing area is unique in its character and this is what defines the length of the ageing process… Each individual cask will express their potential thanks to a dedicated ageing period :
- Fins Bois : 2 years
- Petite Champagne : 4 years
- Grande Champagne : 6 years
In addition : every year you will receive a sample of your cognac so that you can closely follow the evolution of your cognac during the ageing process.
YOUR PERSONALISED BOTTLES
At maturity, each PRIVATE cognac CASK will give rise to a unique collection of about 50 bottles which will be personalised and labelled on site. Join us and participate in the bottling of your cognac !
PRivate cognac cask : the ideal gift
For you ?
Passionate or neophyte,
discover the art of ageing !
For your loved one ?
Give a special and rare gift,
for birthday, for a newborn or retirement !
For your clients or your employees ?
Thank them with a prestigious gift
which they will remember forever !
A question about our PRIVATE cognac CASK programme ?
The cognac producing area is divided into 6 different and distinct areas, the origin of the cognac produced is guaranteed by the AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée).
The division of the region into these 6 different areas has been done so that the diversity of each of the terroirs (soil types) can be classified by typicity of aromas. Each area has its own character and the eaux-de-vie which are produced will be typical to that area.
For more information please refer to the BNIC section about « Cognac Crus ».
The aim of the PRIVATE COGNAC CASK is to reveal the aromas of the eau-de-vie from one of the growing areas.
Each year, our Cellar Master selects different winegrowers to complete our stock of new eaux-de-vie at the start of each distillation campaign. They are all partners with the Maison Bache-Gabrielsen.
Therefore, we are unable to purchase small batches of new eaux-de-vie according to everyone’spersonal choice.
Once the ageing of your cognac is finished, it is possible to have a different name of the labels of yourbottles to the one on the plate that is fixed to your cask.
The Cognac AOC region is made up of 6 geographically delimited growing areas, these areas providefor 6 different types of “terroir” or land and are dedicated to producing cognac.
The Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac House has selected three for its programme : Fins Bois, Petite Champagne et Grande Champagne.
Fins Bois with its fruity notes has great roundness in the mouth. You will appreciate the notes of orchard fruits such as peaches and pears. The advantage of a Fins Bois eau-de-vie is that its aromaticpotential is revealed after only two years of ageing.
If you prefer a more subtle marriage of floral and fruity notes then choose Petite Champagne. Light and supple, combining the freshness of spring flowers with the delicacy of summer fruits.
If you are looking for something more floral with notes of vine flower, honeysuckle, iris or even jasmin then Grande Champagne will suit you best. It is renowned for developing great aromas during a long ageing period, and offers great length in the mouth.
Need some further information before making your choice ? Please refer to the BNIC section about « Vineyards, Cognac crus, certification »
The PRIVATE cognac CASK programme was initiated by our Cognac House with the aim of bringingto you the ultimate Cognac experience.
In terms of managing the supplies of new eaux-de-vie, we are unable to offer other growing areas thanGrande Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fins Bois.
The ageing of the cognac in our cellars is essential so that our Cellar Master can closely monitor the evolution of the quality of your cognac. It is also fundamental that your cask is stored and aged in a place where all the storage conditions are met.
Our team has chosen to create labels which are as neutral as possible and following a colour codewhich has been defined in accordance with the chosen growing area. Therefore, it is not possible to change the colour of the paper in relation to that growing area. However, you will be able to customise your labels in the spaces which have been reserved for manual writing.
The label which ihas been designed covers a large surface of the bottle. It is possible however, to adda personalised sticker (the additional cost will be reflected in the final pricing of your PRIVATE cognac CASK).
At any time throughout your PRIVATE cognac CASK experience you can decide to purchase the caskwhich has been selected to age your cognac. (Please refer to your contract for pricing conditions).
Once the ageing process is over , the team at Maison Bache-Gabrielsen will be delighted to invite youto come and participate in the bottling of your cognac. The dates and times for this will be decidedjointly between the cask owner and the Maison Bache-Gabrielsen.
If you are unable to participate with the bottling of your cognac or are unable to transport it after ithas been bottled our team will arrange for your bottles to be delivered to your place of residence via a secure means of transport.
The label on the bottles does not have a codebar which allows for the sale of the bottles.
In the event that several people wish to purchase a cask together, one of them must be designated as the privileged interlocutor to discuss arrangements wth the Maison Bache-Gabrielsen.They will beresponsible for making a single payment on behalf of all the members.
When we developed this new programme, we chose a round bottle which reflects the shape of the cask. In addition, the size of the shipping boxes has been developed to provide maximum protection duringthe transport of your precious cognac.
A unique model of bottle is offered for this programme.
Our Cellar Master recommends a minimum number of years for which your cognac should age.However, you can choose to age it longer than the recommended time after receiving your final sample. In order to give you the best advice, the Cellar Master will closely monitor the evolution of the aromatic profile of your cognac. (Please refer to your contract for pricing conditions).
What we suggest is that we send you a sample every year, through this you will be able to witness first hand the evolution of your eau-de-vie throughout the ageing process.
On request, you will be able to visit the cellar where your cask is stored.
For each of the three growing areas we guarantee a minimum of 50 bottles. Any “loss” can be due to several factors such as the angels share which causes the evaporation of approximately 5% of the liquid per cask per year. The bottling process can also be responsible for the loss of 1% of the total volume.
If you have purchased your cask and you are unable to visit us in Cognac, our team will arrange for your cask to be delivered via a secure means of transport.