Since the 17th century, the quays of Cognac and Jarnac bordering the river Charente have been filled with barrels of the most prestigious “aqua vitae” - Cognac. Historically, Cognac became well known due to the influence of La Rochelle’s harbour (from which the Cognac was distributed) and the British trade; it is now world renowned as the most prestigious spirit.
The Daniel Bouju distillery is located in the beautiful village of Saint Preuil in the heart of the Grande Champagne area (the Premier Grand Cru of Cognac). This domaine of 14 hectares is totally independent from the big Cognac houses. Its Cognac is made using very small 16 hectolitre stills, which are perfect for making fruity spirits. The Cognac is aged in new oak barrels from Limousin (up to 80 years for the Reserve Familiale), which gives the Bouju Cognac a very aromatic scent, a dark rich colour and a soft taste. Each cuvée (other than the Réserve Familiale, which is made from a blend of Colombard, Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche), is made exclusively from Ugni Blanc grapes. Unless otherwise mentioned, all of the Cognac comes in 70cl bottles and has an alcohol volume of 40%.
Premier Cru, Royal Brut de Fut 15 Y.O
This Cognac « Brut de Fût » is not filtered. Remarkably smooth, long with complex aromas that makes of this cognac,
a cognac for connoisseurs. Excellent with a cigar.
60% alc/vol, aged for a minimum of 15 years in wood cask, natural reduction, no dilution.
Of amber colour. 42,7 % vol. Strong and subtle, scents of nutmeg, clove , cinnamon, vanilla and prunes that add to a remarkable length on the palate. The rancio Charentais taste is very present. The range of perfume tastes is united and nothing comes disturbing it while tasting
Amber colour. The bouquet of cask' wood is present. Floral scents. Well rounded, not aggressive. Not filtered Cognac. Gentle, round and soft, complex rancio Charentais. Many, subtle parfums. Come in a wood box. Has been selected by the Head Sommelier of Le Gavroche. 50% alc/vol, aged for a minimum of 40 years in wood cask, natural reduction, no dilution.
Naturally aged at 42º. It has an exceptional length on the mouth. Complex rancio Charentais is enriched by scents of fruits. Non filtered. 42% alc/vol, adged for a minimum of 80 years in wood cask, natural reduction, no dilution.