Passionate Spirit: The Cognacs of Maison Park with Anaïs Mathilde Brisson
Cognac Park, produced by Distillerie Tessendier & Fils in The Borderies, an exclusive growing area of France's Cognac region, offers a wide range of traditional cognacs with a contemporary twist. On Tuesday, September 10, join The Museum of the American Cocktail in welcoming Anaïs Mathilde Brisson, Park's US Operations Manager, to Hollywood for a complimentary tasting of the brand's VS, VSOP, and XO marques, plus two single-vineyard Borderies expressions—including the first Cognac finished in virgin Japanese Mizunara oak—and a very special pour of Park's own Pineau des Charentes, a traditional Cognac-fortified wine. After the tasting, enjoy Cognac Park in three MOTAC Custom Cocktails, courtesy master bartender Rhino Williams, and support the Museum's work!
Pineau des Charentes
Carte Blanche VS
Borderies Single Cru, Mizunara Japanese Oak Cask Finish
Borderies Single Vineyard
Cigar Blend XO, Vieille Fine Champagne
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Anaïs Mathilde Brisson, US Operations Manager for Distillerie Tessendier since 2013, was born and raised in Cognac, France. Her family owns an estate steeped in tradition, where they have been growing grapes and distilling their wines for big Cognac houses for generations. Anaïs has a Viticulture, Marketing & Management of Spirits degree from INSEEC, the premiere business school in Bordeaux, and spends her time travelling the United States for Distillerie Tessendier, developing distribution and educating people about the beautiful Cognac Park collection.
ABOUT THE BRAND
From 1880, Gaston Tessendier tended the family vineyards located in the prestigious growing area of Borderies, with his sole ambition being the elaboration of outstanding eaux-de-vie.
Single-mindedly, Gaston learned the work of the vines. Once at the head of the estate, his son took over and initiated the art of distillation and aging. Each generation has passed on this know-how and allowed the fourth generation of the Tessendier family to perfectly master the art of blending and to become “Creators of Cognac.”
Dominic Park, of Scottish origin, with an intrepid and visionary character, discovered the land of Cognac and wanted to create an exclusive Cognac bearing his name.
In 1993, Jérôme Tessendier and Dominic Park collaborated to produce Cognac PARK. At the request of Dominic Park, Jérôme Tessendier created tailor-made blends and elaborated the first PARK range. Insisting on the use of fine and complex qualities, they became the pioneers of “made-to-measure” cognacs that would later be known as craft cognacs.
In 2008, Dominic Park passed on his torch and the Tessendier Distillery became the owner of Cognac PARK.
Over the years, the generations have continued to enhance the craftsmanship, the quality, and the exclusiveness of the eaux-de-vie elaborated by Lilian and Jérôme Tessendier, who together represent the fourth generation of Master Blenders.