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Otard Cognac House is located in Château de Cognac, simply known as Château. The Otard family traces its origins back to the middle of the 9th century to a Norwegian Viking named Ottar.
Otard Cognac House, also known as Château de Cognac, was founded in 1795 when Baron Jean-Baptiste Otard returned to Cognac after a short exile to England.
Upon return, he found the motherload stock of eaux-de-vie that his family has been building up for over 30 years. Cha-ching! The only Royal Chateau of Cognac was bought by Baron Otard for its unique aging conditions.
Situated on the same level as the river Charente,the relative humidity reaches 90%.The walls are 3 meters thick, enabling the temperature to remain constant at 15°C throughout the year.
Baron Otard set a requirement that the distillation should take place immediately after the end of fermentation, guaranteeing better eaux-de-vie.
They distill on the lees, meaning the natural yeast in the Wine is included, which gives the Cognac a subtly different flavor and a distinct bouquet. Now add the unique aging conditions of the Baron Otard Cognacs and you have yourself a splendid Cognac.
Address127 Boulevard Denfert Rochereau, 16100 Cognac, France