EXPLORE THE WORLD OF LARSEN COGNAC
Created for explorers
Larsen Cognac is created for those who are explorers at heart, who are on a mission to learn new things and find new perspectives. For those who seek excitement in unexpected places, a great cognac is always a discovery. We have believed in this since 1926, and it still holds true today.
Distillation - the soul of cognac
The very special distillation procedure is a crucial part of Larsen Cognac style: after vinification a double distillation of the wines takes place without the lees, in order to preserve the original fruity aromas of the grapes and produce eaux-de-vie of superior elegance and finesse.
Particular attention is paid to the “coeur de la bonne chauffe,” that crucial moment in the life of a Larsen Cognac when the master distiller tastes the eaux-de-vie to select only the very finest – the tiny proportion which will be transferred to oak barrels.
Aging - the evolution of excellence
The most fundamental step in the whole process is ageing, that rare metamorphosis which takes place in the barrel cellar: eau-de-vie matures and becomes great cognac.
Larsen’s barrels are crafted from fine-grained sessile oak sourced from France’s Tronçais forest. These ancient trees are relatively low in tannins, and the very light toast used by the cooperage ensures that the barrels conform to the very precise vision that Jens Reidar Larsen set out for his Cognacs.
Blending - the quest for excellence
A great blender needs to have the sensitivity of a master musician, capable of nurturing and balancing hundreds of eaux-de-vie much as a conductor directs an orchestra. As the guardian of the Larsen heritage, artist and craftsman in one, Larsen’s Master Blender Mr. Robert Andrieux has more than 25 years of experience in combining all the right notes to achieve perfect harmony. In the cool twilight of our cellars, he flits from barrel to barrel in search of fruit, purity and elegance, the famous Larsen style.
Faithful to the spirit of our founder, Master Blender Mr. Robert Andrieux is the guarantor of the unique identity of Larsen Cognac House. He is the living embodiment of an ancestral expertise handed down from generation to generation.