Maison Courvoisier has introduced Courvoisier Mizunara.
Made using Grand Champagne, Courvoisier Mizunara begins aging in French oak barrels and then transfers to one of House of Suntory’s Mizunara casks made of Japanese Mizunara wood for a second maturation.
Courvoisier Mizunara was created in unison between Courvoisier’s Sixth Chief Blender Patrice Pinet and Fifth-Generation Chief Blender of the House of Suntory, Shinji Fukuyo.
“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 honored by the opportunity to work with the legendary wood and the incredibly talented Shinji Fukuyo of House of Suntory,” says 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.”
Comments Fukuyo, “It has been an exciting journey working alongside Patrice to discover a new, unique taste profile of Courvoisier using Japanese Mizunara oak. I have always been fascinated by experimenting with flavors 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.”
A limited release of 500 bottles of Courvoisier Mizunara are available in select countries for a suggested retail price of $2,000 per 750-ml. bottle.
Each bottle highlights the golden mahogany tone of the liquid with a Japanese Mizunara oak tree across the front in gold, and is numbered to signify the rarity of the blend.