THE CREATION OF MAISON FERRAND
Maison 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 the Ferrand cognacs and make it the world’s best cognac. He wanted to maintain age-old, craft-based production methods which were worlds apart from mass production techniques, and sought to bring back to market the true expression of Grande Champagne’s – known as Cognac’s finest region – the great terroir.
The emodyment of authenticity and character are the core values that Maison Ferrand has built its business upon. Firstly with cognac, then with other distinctive fine spirits such as gin, whose particular character is based on a unique production method, and rums with which are matured using a very special technique.
Nowadays, Maison Ferrand is a highly regarded company that distributes its fine spirits to more than 40 countries, in some of the world’s most prestigious outlets. Maison Ferrand draws on a dynamic team of people who nurture 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 in Ars. Maison 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 and includes an ultramodern blending hall which was unveiled in 2004.
Maison Ferrand also co-owns Logis d’Angeac, a 100-hectare (247-acre) vineyard in the heart of Grande Champagne, which features a distillery that dates back to 1776.
In addition to its head office in Ars, Maison Ferrand also has an office in Viroflay, in the Paris region.