René Briand

Cognac 1910 René Briand

X.O., 10 years of age, Liqueur Brandy

Provenance: Private purchase, 1/1/1985

Cognac 1910 René Briand (2026)
$ 1,886.34
Vintage 1910
Alcohol 39.0 %
Age 10 year old
Button No button
Fill level Mid shoulder
Maturation X.O.
Packaging No casing
Shape Flute-shaped bottle
Size 70 cl

Cognac

Renowned throughout the world, the production of Cognac has been regulated by its very own AOC since 1909. Only liqueurs from eaux-de-vie made from crus from the controlled appellation area of Cognac can be labelled as such. This liqueur must be distilled and aged on-site in compliance with authorised techniques: double distillation in a copper Charentais still, ageing in oak barrels for a set minimum ageing period.

A good Cognac is subjected to a complex manufacturing process. It is never made from the eau-de-vie of a single cru, but from a `marriage' of eaux-de-vie that vary in age and cru - some as old as a hundred. To establish the age of a Cognac, only the number of years spent in oak casks or barrels are taken into account. As soon as an eau-de-vie is decanted into a glass recipient, it ceases to age. The longer it is left to age, the more a Cognac gains in complexity, fragrance, aromas and taste (spiced, pepper and cinnamon flavours).

Please note that only Cognacs made exclusively from Petite and Grande Champagne (50% minimum) can use the "Fine Champagne" appellation.

René Briand

René Briand was a well-known cognac brand in the middle of the last century. But a word of warning is in place, do not confuse René Briand with those other two famous names of the past: Georges Briand and Gaston Briand.

René Briand had his office in the city of Cognac on the Rue Marc Marchadier. Little is known about the man himself, besides that he took the initiative to start a Rotary Club in Cognac in the year 1931 of which he was president from 1932 to 1933. When exactly he started his cognac house, we do not know, but through all of his advertisements, we do know that he was very active. We also know that Italy was his most important market because everything you come across is in Italian. Even the famous actor Yul Brynner is featuring in a movie advertisement for René Briand in Italian!
Today his cognacs are not frequently seen, they range from humble three stars and fine champagne reserves to beautiful old vintages. Some of his bottles are called Domaine de Bonnefont.

At the end of the 1990s, René Briand was taken over by the Italian distillery Franciacorta near Brescia. They kept the name René Briand, but only for the brandy they produce.

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Rene Briand Logo

René Briand was a well-known cognac brand in the middle of the last century. But a word of warning is in place, do not confuse René Briand with those other two famous names of the past: Georges Briand and Gaston Briand.

Rene Briand Image

René Briand had his office in the city of Cognac on the Rue Marc Marchadier. Little is known about the man himself, besides that he took the initiative to start a Rotary Club in Cognac in the year 1931 of which he was president from 1932 to 1933. When exactly he started his cognac house, we do not know, but through all of his advertisements, we do know that he was very active.

Yul Brynner Cognac Rene Briand

We also know that Italy was his most important market because everything you come across is in Italian. Even the famous actor Yul Brynner is featuring in a movie advertisement for René Briand in Italian!

Italian Advertisement Cognac Rene Briand

Today his cognacs are not frequently seen, they range from humble three stars and fine champagne reserves to beautiful old vintages. Some of his bottles are called Domaine de Bonnefont. At the end of the 1990s, René Briand was taken over by the Italian distillery Franciacorta near Brescia. They kept the name René Briand, but only for the brandy they produce.

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