Maison Courvoisier, the Most Awarded Cognac House, is proud to introduce Courvoisier Mizunara, a truly revelatory blend that brings together two cultures and traditions united by the artistry of blending. This unique Cognac offers a complex and unforgettable experience, sure to delight even the most discerning palates.
Grand Champagne, the most prestigious cru from the Cognac region, is used to make Courvoisier Mizunara. The cognac begins ageing in French oak barrels and is then transferred to an award–winning Mizunara cask made of superior Japanese Mizunara wood for a second maturation. This results in an exceptionally harmonious and aromatic cognac.
An innovative collaboration between two legendary makers, Courvoisier Mizunara was created by Courvoisier‘s Sixth Chief Blender Patrice Pinet and Fifth–Generation Chief Blender of the House of Suntory, Shinji Fukuyo. Pinet and Fukuyo discovered commonalities in the process of precise oak selection and aging in both Cognac and Japanese whisky to create Courvoisier Mizunara. Through the unique traditions in each of their disciplines, the rare Cognac represents a visionary blend that unites craft, culture and people.
“Memorable blends begin in the imaginations of those who dare to dream them. I have always been intrigued by the scarcity and uniqueness of Japanese Mizunara oak and honoured by the opportunity to work with the legendary wood and the incredibly talented Shinji Fukuyo of House of Suntory,” said Patrice Pinet. “We are living in two different countries with two different cultures, but deeply connected in our values and respect for our artistry. I knew the Mizunara cask was an unconventional choice for Courvoisier and together with Shinji, we saw the potential for the notoriously temperamental wood to enhance the unique characteristics of the exceptional Cognac and complement the Maison’s signature floral House style.”
“It has been an exciting journey working alongside Patrice to discover a new, unique taste profile of Courvoisier using Japanese Mizunara oak,” said Shinji Fukuyo. “I have always been fascinated by experimenting with flavours through innovation, and I’m very excited to have taken part in the development of Courvoisier Mizunara and to help create something never before tasted.”
Maison Courvoisier is releasing 500 bottles of its Courvoisier Mizunara cognac in select countries from this month. each bottle is numbered and features a golden mahogany tone, with a Japanese Mizunara oak tree adorning the front in gold. for more information, visit courvoisier.com.