June 2017 - The International Spirits Challenge is the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competition in the world. For the 2017 edition, the House of Martell is proud to have received the Gold Medal for Martell Cordon Bleu in the Cognac category.
Featuring more than 1,300 entries from nearly 70 countries each year, the ISC is a truly global competition. Founded on a rigorous and independent judging process, it is supported by many of the world’s leading spirits producers as the international standard for quality and excellence. Each product is blind tasted and awarded a score for its aroma, appearance, taste and finish.
The Gold Medal is only awarded to the entries with a score between 80 and 89.9. These are considered as “excellent products” and “superb standards”.
Since its creation by Edouard Martell in 1912, Martell Cordon Bleu has acquired legendary status for true connoisseurs. Its deliciously fruited, spice notes combined to its elegance linked to aromatic richness make it a classic, unequalled in the world of cognac. Ideal for special occasions, it is best enjoyed neat or with a splash of water.
Martell, the oldest of the great cognac houses, was founded by Jean Martell in 1715 at the height of French art de vivre, when gastronomy, taste and craftsmanship were celebrated and enjoyed with style. These became the three pillars of the House of Martell and remain intrinsic to the Martell vision today. For three centuries, Martell has produced, exported and marketed cognacs which are recognized worldwide for their outstanding quality and finesse, obtained through double distillation of exclusively clear wines and aging in fine-grained oak casks.
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