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Saturday, July 23 • 10:00am - 11:30am
An Exclusive Tasting of Rare Pierre Ferrand Cognacs

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Pierre Ferrand Cognac – a portfolio of Cognacs from Maison Ferrand and Alexandre Gabriel from the Grande Champagne region of Cognac – is a rare jewel in the crown of Maison Ferrand, the house owned by Alexandre Gabriel for more than 25 years. What he has done with these jewels will mesmerize your taste buds. Join Alexandre and Cognac expert Doug Frost and taste your way through vintages like 1972 and 1975 to curated blends. And then we come to the ‘piece de resistance’ – the unveiling and first U.S. tasting of The Last Cask – 1914. In the winter of 1914, when their husbands had gone off to defend their country in World War I, the women of a little village in Grande Champagne got together to distill the wine made from the grapes harvested a few months earlier. This became the legendary Pierre Ferrand Vintage 1914. Yes, the Last Cask means just that. This is the last cask that will be bottled for the 1914 vintage. Some of the Cognacs you will taste have never before been seen in the U.S. as they are from a collector’s private stock. If you join us, we assure you this will be a Cognac savoring event you won’t soon forget.

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Doug Frost

Managing Partner, Beverage Alcohol Resource
Doug Frost is a Kansas City author who writes and lectures about wine, beer and spirits. In 1991 he passed the rigorous Master Sommelier examination and two years later became America’s eighth Master of Wine. He was the second person in history to complete both exams and more than two decades later he is still one of only four people in the world to have achieved both these remarkable distinctions. According to USA Today, "Frost likely knows as... Read More →

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Alexandre Gabriel

President and Owner, Maison Ferrand
Alexandre Gabriel was born and raised in France, on a farm in southern Burgundy near the medieval town of Cluny, where his grandfather taught him how to make wine and distill spirits. Twenty-five years ago Alexandre Gabriel came upon an ancient Cognac house and built it into what is known today as Maison Ferrand, in the heart of the Grande Champagne district of Cognac.  Through his passion and vision, Alexandre turned the small Cognac... Read More →

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Edward Don

Owned and operated by the Don family since 1921, Edward Don & Company is the world's leading distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies. Our knowledgeable sales representatives, unmatched product selection, nationwide distribution centers, and integration of new technology make us the chosen supplier to all types of foodservice businesses including independent restaurants, national chains, health care, hospitality, country clubs... Read More →
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Pierre Ferrand Cognac

In the heart of the famous “Golden Triangle” in Grande Champagne lies the production of one of the world’s most venerated Cognacs, Pierre Ferrand Cognac. Not only is this Cognac considered the “Premier Cru de Cognac” but the house of Cognac Ferrand is lauded as a Grande Champagne specialist and is one of only a handful of Cognac houses that specializes in old Cognacs from Grande Champagne that are not blended with lesser area Cognacs... Read More →

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