Rare Cognacs in charity auction

06 July, 2009

Cognac houses are putting some of their rare Cognacs into a charity auction in September

The Part des Anges Charity Auction, organised by the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC), will take place in Cognac on Thursday September 17.

The generic body for Cognac producers says 23 Cognac houses will be putting up rare bottles for auction. Proceeds will go the Institut de France, to help fund all kinds of French heritage restoration.

The auction is named after one of the most emblematic and characteristic features of Cognac,  ‘the Angels’ Share’ (the amount of natural evaporation that takes place while Cognac is ageing in oak barrels – a loss of alcohol and volume equivalent to 20 million bottles a year).

Houses taking part this year are: ABK6, A.E. Dor, A. de Fussigny, Camus, Courvoisier, Dupuy, Delamain, Ferrand, Frapin, Godet, Hardy, Hennessy, Hine, Léopold Gourmel, Leyrat, Martell, Meukow, Montifaud, Normandin Mercier, Otard, Prince H. de Polignac, Rémy Martin and Royer.



Dominic Roskrow

It’s ‘up periscope’ for Irish distilleries

I know how wierd this might seem but I often think that the opening of a new distillery is like the launch of a new submarine. It is unveiled in all its pristine glory in a blaze of publicity and fanfare.

Click for more »