The Tiffon Cognac house and Wealth Solutions has launched an extremely rare limited edition of the L'esprit de Tiffon Cognac in Warsaw, Poland. The liquor predates the appearance of phylloxera which blighted the Cognac area around 1875.
L'esprit de Tiffon is from the private cellar of Sverre Braastad. Only 150 especially engraved and numbered crystal decanters were made available, each stored in a hand-crafted wooden box. They were all sold before the launch.
"We could not offer this exceptional liquor to cognac lovers if it had not been for my grandfather, who bought very old eaux-de-vie in the 19th century and kept them in his private collection. The cognac is part of my family's heritage. The spirit of the place, the spirit of Tiffon, is inside each bottle of the liquor." – said Richard Braastad, Maître de Chais of the Tiffon house.
"L'esprit de Tiffon – it's got floral notes, it's elegant, it's rich. It is delicious! What is ridiculous about it is that cognac well over the century-old is still so young!" – Nicholas Faith, esteemed cognac expert and writer, describes his impressions after tasting L'esprit de Tiffon. "To find a blend that is made from pre-phylloxera cognac basically doesn't exist. It's a window into another time, something that just wasn't available. Untill now." – Edward Bates, expert from the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC), said about L'esprit de Tiffon.
L'esprit de Tiffon was created especially for the clients of Polish company Wealth Solutions, who specialise in providing art and liquor collectibles. The premiere of the cognac took place in the palace in Jablonna near Warsaw on 17 June 2014.
"I am extremely pleased that I can offer my clients such a unique cognac. It is a liquor that takes us into history, into the times of the Napoleonic Wars. A cognac that cannot be created today anymore." – said Michał Kowalski, Vice-President of Wealth Solutions.