Cognac Bourgoin is a family estate located in the village of Saint Saturnin, in Charente. It has existed since 1933, when Leon Marcel Bourgoin traveled to the area for vintage and fell in love with his boss’s daughter. He then decided to put down roots in the area, literally, planting vines of Ugni Blanc that had arrived in France via Italy (there called Trebbiano) after phylloxera had decimated much of the local rootstock.
The wine from which Double-Lies originates is distilled with twice the volume of lees compare to usual distillations. This cognac contains 200mg of esters per litre which means three times more than with a traditional distillation on the lees. This result is obtained thanks to the “Maillard” reaction between the lees and the coper of the pot which leads to a maximum esters extraction. This very unique technique gives Double-Lies this incomparable and exceptional aromatic intensity. Aged 11 years in old 350L oak casks (Oak from the Limousin). Reduced with local spring water. Hand bottled by gravity, no filtration, no addition, no blending. 43 % ABV