Martell is the oldest of the big cognac houses. Similar to Rémy Martin, but a few years older, Martell will soon celebrate its 300 year anniversary.
The tradition of excellence dates back to 1715, when Jean Martell founded the company with the wish to produce only the highest quality in cognac.
This trademark is upheld today at every stage of the cognac-making process. Each of the decisions taken by those following in his footsteps plays a part in giving Martell cognacs their own inimitable, sensory style. Elegant and complex, Martell cognacs stand out for the distinctive balance of their blends.
The most precious eaux-de-vie, some of which date back to 1830, are stored in a secret location in the cellars of Jean Martell, called the “Paradis” – approximately 1,6 million 9 liter cases!
Martell belongs to Pernod Ricard and has sales of around 16 million liters every year.