Roullet was founded in 1780 and was amongst the first to sell cognac in glass bottles in Paris. Paul Frederic Roullet became one of the suppliers of the armies of Bonaparte and Napoleon. The grandson of James Delamain, named Anne-Philippe Delamain, brought the company Delamain back together with two of his cousins from the Roullet family. Hence, the name of the cognac house changed to Roullet & Delamain.
Other events in this period:
In 1869 Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes the first woman to testify before the United States Congress • Ulysses S. Grant succeeds Andrew Johnson as the 18th President of the United States of America • September 24, 1869 was called Black Friday, caused by two speculators’ efforts, Jay Gould and James Fisk, to corner the gold market on the New York Gold Exchange. It was one of several scandals that rocked the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.
Cognac Brandy Cellar