Distillerie du Peyrat
The Distillerie du Peyrat is located in a quaint village of the same name situated on the Via Agrippa which linked Lyon and the Atlantic coast during Roman times. Its cognacs are created by a small river in the gentle Charente countryside, 10 km from the town of Cognac.”Before becoming cognac, our wines are submitted to a trial by fire and copper imposed by the propitious alchemy of the Charente pot still. Distillation is an accomplishment, an essential task confided only to specialists; insofar as the Distillerie du Peyrat is concerned, its secrets have remained closely guarded since 1725 when an ancestor of our family set up shop as a marchand brûleur”.
Made using a double distillation process with direct flaming of the typical cognac pot stills. Small pot stills are used during the second distillation in order to preserve and concentrate the best aromas.
All ageing is in Limousin oak barrels. New barrels contribute colour, wood, tannins and banana aromas whereas old barrels bring fine spice flavours. As the distillery is located beside a small river, the ageing process derives benefit from more humid conditions.
Organic since 1998
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