The House of Comandon is a very different cognac company as we focus all our energy on setting trends rather following trends. We experiment and revolutionize. We believe in being different, and sometimes being different is the right thing to do.
Some of our differences include:
- Single Batch Cognac: we do not produce the same cognac day after day, and year after year but instead let the nature be and we make unique batch for each of our production lot. Once it is drunk there is no more, like it is done with high quality wines.
- Single Cask Cognac: we believe in individualism, that is a unique cask is like a person, each one is unique and somethimes even better than a blend.
Patrick and Franck Vigneron, The Comandon’s Master Cognac Makers, hand-selects the finest cognac from less than 1% of the casks they review. The result of this scrupulous selection process is a single cask cognac selection which is unequalled.
THE COMANDON SINGLE CASK COGNAC COLLECTION
Comandon Vintage Single Cask Cognac is from a single region appellation. A single cask of cognac left untouched for several years and later selected to be bottled in a limited edition with each bottle having its own serial number.
Our oak casks originate from different kind of regions: Limousin, Tronçais, Allier, etc. We use different casks: first fill, roux, ie, about 4 years old, and re-used and even restored old cask to mature our cognacs, with light toast of about 3 or 4.
In the production of cognac, casks are continuously restored and re-used with new casks being used only for the first year of aging. Hence, it is common for our single casks to have aged in different cask all through their lives but being the same distillate all along.
BOTH VINTAGE & SINGLE CASK
We offer a wide variety of combinations with different cognacs aged from 3 years old to 80 years old. We do not add caramel colorings or flavorings, nor sugar, and in general we bottle at cask strength. We limit filtrations prior to bottling and reserve cold filtrations for certain markets where consumers can not tolerate any cloudiness in the bottle.
In principle, the younger cognacs are fruiter but hotter, versus the older cognacs are more mellow and lingering.
Our single cask cognacs are regulated and controlled by the French government under the supervision of the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC).
A VERY EXCLUSIVE SELECTION
Essentilally there are 4 types of regulated single cask cognacs.
Type 1: Certified Age Statement Age of cognac is certified by the French government.
Type 2: Non-Certified Age Statement Producer knows the age but it is not certified by the French government.
Type 3: Certified Vintage Vintage is certified by French government.
Type 4: Not-Certified Vintage Year of production is known by the producer. The age and the vintage is based on the date where the cognac was first placed in the cask right after the distillation.