A marvelous Cognac house first founded by Honore Fillioux way back in 1880. The distillery continues to be family-owned, and is currently run by Pascal Fillioux, who has been in his position since 1948, and his son Christophe. The estate is just 63 acres in size, meaning that their production size is limited and releases are difficult to come by. Cep D’Or translates roughly as “golden vine”, an apt name for the flagship bottling from a distillery found in the “golden triangle”, the most prestigious part, of the Grande Champagne region (already considered the finest cru in Cognac). This is a Hors D’Age Cognac, made using eau-de-vie that is at a minimum 12 years old. Maturation occurs in French Limousin Oak casks, and gives the spirit a wonderfully robust and flavoursome character. A truly superb offering from this stellar Cognac-house.