A high quality introductory expression from the Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac house.
Bache-Gabrielsen were founded in 1905, when a Norwegian soldier named Thomas Bache-Gabrielsen travelled to France to establish his own company. These days, Bache-Gabrielsen is one of the leading brands in the Scandinavian region, particularly in Thomas’s home country – a fact that would please him no end!
Labelled Tre Kors, the name has an amusing origin that is a testament to the ingenuity of the young Thomas. During the time of Prohibition in America, Cognac was only permitted for “medical reasons”. Taking heed of this fact, Thomas swiftly changed the three stars on his Cognac’s label, to three crosses – the international medical symbol. Presumably, the trick worked, as the “Tre Kors” remain on the bottle to this day.
This Cognac is made with a combination of 25% Grande and Petite Champagne grapes, and 75% Fins Bois. The spirit is aged for a minimum of 2 years in French oak casks. The result is a lively and fruity Cognac, with notes of green apples, grapes, bright oak, vanilla, bananas, slight dried fruit, nutmeg, pepper and light flowers.
A lovely entry level offering. Good value in this larger format.