Martell, one of the oldest of the big cognac houses, celebrates an incredible 300th anniversary next year and to mark the huge occasion they are releasing a new limited edition blend, Premiere Voyage.
Cellar Master, Benoît Fil, put together a map of founder Jean Martell's suppliers in the mid 1700s and retraced his footsteps and met with the winegrowing families who's ancestors supplied the founder centuries ago. Aged in oak barrels crafted from a 300 year old tree, the blend is said to have fruit notes that include hints of blackcurrant and orange peel which develop into notes of spice and beeswax. Martell also called upon French conceptual artist Bernar Venet to develop a stunning artpiece worthy of the blend. The artist created a Sèvres crystal decanter that sits in a display that surrounds the bottle in COR-TEN steel-arcs which serve as a reminder of the brand's heritage.