BISQUIT COGNAC OPENS THE DOORS OF ITS CHATEAU BISQUIT TO CELEBRATE FRANCE’S NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEKEND

For the first time in its history, the luxurious Château Bisquit will be open to the general public for France’s Journées Européennes du Patrimoine.

Bisquit, the French heritage cognac House steeped in nearly 200 years of history, will open its doors to the general public for the first time on September 14-15, 2013, as part of the Journées Européennes du Patrimoine, a series of cultural activities organised across the country in celebration of France’s rich heritage. On this special occasion, Bisquit will organise tours of the Château, guided by Bisquit’s brand ambassador Loïc Rakotomalala with architecture and regional history experts. This week, on September 10, 2013, Bisquit was also proud to host the Grand Cognac Communauté press conference which was dedicated to the Cognac region’s rich heritage.

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BISQUIT COGNAC OPENS THE DOORS OF ITS CHATEAU BISQUIT TO CELEBRATE FRANCE’S NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEKEND

For the first time in its history, the luxurious Château Bisquit will be open to the general public for France’s Journées Européennes du Patrimoine

Cognac, September 12, 2013 – Bisquit, the French heritage cognac House steeped in nearly 200 years of history, will open its doors to the general public for the first time on September 14-15, 2013, as part of the Journées Européennes du Patrimoine, a series of cultural activities organised across the country in celebration of France’s rich heritage. On this special occasion, Bisquit will organise tours of the Château, guided by Bisquit’s brand ambassador Loïc Rakotomalala with architecture and regional history experts. This week, on September 10, 2013, Bisquit was also proud to host the Grand Cognac Communauté press conference which was dedicated to the Cognac region’s rich heritage.

Award-winning luxury design

Château Bisquit was built at the end of the 19th century and after an 18-month renovation reopened last summer. For this spectacular renovation, Bisquit called upon acclaimed architect Gilles Rosier and agency Pro Deo to create a chatêau that reflects the House’s attention to detail, proud heritage and open outlook. Each artisan’s elegant touch added to the character of Château Bisquit, which is the heart of the Bisquit brand: from the classic chandeliers that illuminate the space, to the modernity of the Maître de Chai’s tasting table. Château Bisquit was recently nominated for the Grand Prix Stratégies in Design for its outstanding and luxurious architecture and interiors.

Deeply rooted history

The majority of Cognac’s population is involved in crafting the spirit cognac. President of the House of Bisquit Cognac, Vincent Chappe himself comes from a family legacy of merchandisers, packagers, vine growers and distillers of Cognac. “It is an honour to open our doors for the very first time and to share Bisquit’s intimate heart with the public,” says Chappe. “Bisquit and the town of Cognac have a long and meaningful history in France and it is important to invite visitors and cognac connoisseurs to discover more about our 200-year-old House founded by pioneer Alexandre Bisquit, whose mark can still be seen on every bottle of cognac and whose vision is reflected within the walls of the Château Bisquit and in the bouquets of our range of cognacs.”

Nestled in the centre of Cognac, Château Bisquit is situated in the celebrated region of France named after the river that crosses the land, La Charente, which ancient spirit traders called the “river of patience” – the perfect complement to Bisquit’s guiding principle of time. On this exceptional cultural weekend, the House invites visitors and cognac connoisseurs to enter into the enchanting world of Bisquit Cognac to discover the Cabinet de Curiosités – an eclectic collection of rare objects and historical documents gleaned from around the world and an unusual and original journey to the heart of Bisquit’s heritage. Château Bisquit also hosts a splendid salle de dégustation panelled with bright windows, glass cabinets lined with bottles of eaux-de-vie and cognacs for an authentic and purified tasting experience, as well as the Paradis, where visitors can see some of Bisquit’s oldest cognacs dating back to the early 1800s.

For more information about France’s Journées Européennes de Patrimoine and to see the official program, please visit:
http://www.journeesdupatrimoine.culture.fr/

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For Press Inquiries

Charlotte Rose
Agence ELAN for Bisquit
charlotte.rose@agence-elan.com
+33 (0)1 40 89 12 33

Loïc Rakotomalala
Bisquit Brand Ambassador
LRakotomalala@bisquit.com

About House of Bisquit Cognac (www.bisquit.com)

Established in 1819 by Alexandre Bisquit, the House of Bisquit Cognac is an authentic French cognac of superior quality. Its distinction lies in a longer distillation process, creating a generous bouquet of aromas and a smoother and more supple cognac. This extra time makes it the ultimate cognac for connoisseurs who themselves believe in taking time extra time for pleasure. Bisquit Cognacs are award-winning, most recently earning medals for each of its cognacs at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in 2013 (the only House to do so for the fifth year in a row), as well as the gold medal for Bisquit VSOP at the Cognac Masters 2012.

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One Response to BISQUIT COGNAC OPENS THE DOORS OF ITS CHATEAU BISQUIT TO CELEBRATE FRANCE’S NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEKEND

  1. Johan. and Kwikkie Pretorius says:

    We visited Cognac in June this year! All I could say is that we were speachless of being spoilt by the company staff. A week that we will tresure for years to come! God bless. Regards Johan and Kwikkie

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