The Tiffon House has a history entwined with rich past and present of cognac.
It was in 1875 that Mederic TIFFON founded La Maison TIFFON in the town of Jarnac.
Sverre BRAASTAD, who was born in Gjøvik, Norway, 10 July 1879, eventually continued the family business. At the age of 20 he emigrated to Jarnac, France, where his uncle, Halfdan BRAASTAD, worked as financial manager at Cognac Bisquit. Sverre Braastad was employed there as a sales representative .
27 November 1913, Sverre married Edith Rousseau, granddaughter of Tiffon's founder Mederic TIFFON. Sverre and Edith had eight children; five boys and three girls.
After World War I, Sverre left Cognac Bisquit to resume the family business and 6 November 1919 he established Cognac TIFFON S.A.
Sverre Braastad bought Château de Triac, based 5 km from Jarnac, 4 December 1946, where he lived with his wife Edith until his death.
Sverre lived until the age of 100, and was able to direct his successors in the future running of the company. He died 16 May 1979.
COGNAC TIFFON is today run by Sverre Braastad’s son Robert and grandsons Antoine, Richard and Jan.
Cognac is tradition, and the family prefer to run the estate in the traditional manner. They grow their own grapes, produce wine and distil their own cognac.
Cognac Tiffon owns 40 hectares of vines in the Cognac districts Grande Champagne (charaterised as the best of the six districts of the Delimited Cognac Region) and Fins Bois, with the white grapes Ugni Blanc St Emilion and Colombard. In addition to their own stock Cognac Tiffon selects and purchases wine and eau-de-vie from owners and distillers in the region.
Cognac Tiffon owns two distilleries; one in Jarnac and one at Château de Triac. The distillery in Jarnac has ten "Alambic Charentais" (still from Charente) each containing a capacity of 2 500 litres and can distil 25 000 litres wine per day. The distillery at Château de Triac has seven "Alambic Charentais", and can distil 15 000 litres per day.
12 000 oak casks - each holding 350 litres Cognac - are patiently aging in Tiffon's eleven warehouses.
Cognac Bio Attitude - An organic cognacLearn More
This Cognac is sort of an adventure. The grape used to elaborate Cognac Bio Attitude is organic, and the house asked Ecocert to control the entire process: winemaking, distillation, ageing till bottling. Thus “no chemicals, no pesticides affect the grapes; from the pruning to the picking, from the maturity of the grapes to the respect of the berries, every step promotes quality rather than the quantity.” proclaims the house. The label states both dates of distillation and of bottling. A guarantee of age and authenticity, and an original move. The cognac itself is fresh, delicate, with zesty notes and nuts aromas: We believe tasting this Cognac will convince all. Cognac Leopold Gourmel is selected by many of the finest Michelin-starred and owes its fame to the sommeliers, chefs, wine & spirit specialists consistently placing them on top of their list.Excl. Tax: €34.17 Incl. Tax: €41.00
With this Park Fins Bois single cru, organic Cognac, The Tessendier family shows its engagement towards a responsible and sensible approach towards the environment. This organic Cognac is made with wines from the clay-limestone soils situated above the Charente Valley, in the Fins Bois area. One of the rare Cognacs labelled AB, EcoCert and FR BIO Agriculture UE. Without any additive, wood supplement, sugar nor caramel, this cognac which is guaranteed pure. But you will not only choose it because it is organic but also for its roundness, its perfect balance between fruit and floral aromas. Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €36.67 Incl. Tax: €44.00
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