Beautifully contemporary cognacs from a long legacy of distillers
A Scottish Entrepreneur in Collaboration with the Tessendier Distilling Family
The Origin Story
A long line of French cognac distillers
The Tessendier distillery has been producing exquisite eaux-de-vie and cognacs since the 1880s. The current Tessendiers are the fourth generation to distill spirits since Gaston, their great-grandfather, first founded the distillery. Dominic Park, visiting the Cognac region from Scotland, made contact with the Tessendiers in the early 1990s. Wanting to create his own line of contemporary cognacs, he asked if they could work together, and a partnership was formed.
In quest of craft perfection
Park Cognacs began production in 1993. Dominic was insistent that all of the cognacs should be hand-made, and that the quality should be unrivaled. Jérôme Tessendier’s expertise proved to be invaluable and the first fruits yielded by the impressive partnership were delicate, complex and sophisticated. These were artisanal cognacs, but they were also polished, stylish, and profound.
Long-established knowledge meets contemporary innovation
In 2008, Dominique handed over the reins of Park Cognac to the Tessendiers. Jérôme continues to produce the prestigious, traditional cognacs that began Park Cognac’s journey, and has also started to experiment with creating contemporary expressions. His recent Mizunara collection has a startlingly innovative twist: craft cognacs aged in Japanese mizunara oak. This collection adds a modern perspective to the well-preserved and practised expertise of cognac-making that has been passed down from generation to generation.
The secret sauce
The eagle eye of the cellar master
The stylishness of expertise
Nowadays the Tessendiers continue to uphold Dominic’s original vision of a line of exceptionally high-quality craft cognacs, while adding their own innovative and modern twists to the products. Their renowned expertise sets Park Cognacs apart from the rest of the market. Every step of the production process is precisely and lovingly monitored, resulting in a selection of sophisticated, contemporary artisanal spirits.