Martell is one of the oldest cognac houses. Martell has developed its own method of distillation using traditional skills. Founded in 1715, Martell is the oldest of the great Cognac Houses. The elegance, complexity and balance of Martell style are the result of a unique savoir-faire: the distillation of clear wines only and the ageing of its eaux-de-vie in fine-grain oak barrels.
Martell VSOP Medallion ('Very Superior Old Pale') bears a gold medalion engraved with the portrait of Louis XIV and commemorated the year 1715 - the birth of the House of Martell. This cognac is made with skilfully blended, mature eaux-de-vie from the four finest of the Cognac region