Maison Surrenne Distillerie Galtaud Borderies
Maison Surrenne // Borderies, France
Maison Surrenne is a brand from Tiffon S.A., also known as Cognac Braastad, whose namesake family purchased the operation in the 1920s to supply Norway. The lineup was created for the U.S. market in 1998 by Richard Braastad, Tiffon's cellarmaster, along with Ansley Coale of Craft Distillers. This expression comes entirely from the Borderies region in Cognac from the Distillerie Galtaud.
CognacBrandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
Cask TypeLimousin oak
"An enchanting and complex nose offers prunes, dark chocolate, citrus peel, and spicy oak. On the silky palate you'll find trail mix with hazelnuts and raisins, along with cocoa powder and coffee grounds, grapes, blackberries, a dash of tropical fruits, and a floral influence dominated by violets. The quick finish is rich and jammy with sugary dried fruits. "