Described as Europe’s largest brandy producer and the world’s second-biggest, the company was founded more than 90 years ago in Bordeaux and remains family owned and run.
Lucien Bernard uses a diversity of grapes and aging and distillation methods to create what is described as an almost infinite variety of tastes. American consumers, who are increasingly keen on crafted spirits are taking to the company’s brandy with enthusiasm.
Meanwhile, mixologists are returning to the use of brandy to produce classic cocktails, with the likes of Sazerac and Mint Julep originally brandy based. Connoisseurs seeking unique premium spirits are also said to be spurring demand