Cognac Ferrand is the result of the encounter in 1989 between Alexandre Gabriel and one of the oldest winegrowing families in the Cognac region. Alexandre Gabriel's intention was to breathe new life into Cognac Ferrand and make the world's best cognac. He wanted to keep the ages-old craft-based production methods which were worlds apart from mass production techniques, and sought to bring back to market the true expression of the great terroir of Grande Champagne, known as Cognac's finest region.
It is around these core values of authenticity and character that Cognac Ferrand has built its business, first with cognac, then with other distinctive fine spirits like gin whose particular character is based on a unique production method, and our rums which are matured using a very special technique.
Today, Cognac Ferrand is a highly regarded company that distributes its fine spirits in more than 40 countries in some of the world’s most prestigious outlets. Cognac Ferrand draws on a dynamic team of people with a passionate interest in what they do.
The company's head office and production facility is located amid the vineyards of Charente, in the 18th century Château de Bonbonnet at Ars. Cognac Ferrand has made considerable investments to meet its exacting quality requirements and support its expansion: its production facility is one of the most efficient in the region, with an ultramodern blending hall unveiled in 2004.
Cognac Ferrand is also joint owner of Logis d'Angeac, a 100-hectare (247 acre) vineyard in the heart of Grande Champagne with a distillery that dates back to 1776.
In winter, Pierre Ferrand cognacs are distilled in ten small hammered copper stills, which have a maximum capacity of 25 hectolitres. In summer, Citadelle gin is distilled in the very same copper pot stills, using the company's own proprietary technique.
In addition to the head office in Ars, Cognac Ferrand also has an office in Viroflay, in the Paris region.
Two subsidiaries have been created in countries outside of France to represent the company's products:
Ferrand Deutschland GmbH (2000)
Cognac Ferrand USA (2004)