In 1724 Rémy Martin, a winegrower in the Cognac region, created the eponymous brand. At the beginning of the 19th century a centaur representing the union of man and nature was chosen as an emblem to symbolise Rémy Martin’s expertise. All the grapes used to make the cognac come exclusively from the two best vineyards in the region: Grande and Petite Champagne. Louis XIII, one of their cognacs d’exception created in 1874, became the house’s flagship product. From a blend of 1,200 eaux-de-vies matured in Limousin oak barrels, Louis XIII cognac has a very fine aromatic palette. Churchill and the General De Gaulle were amongst the avid enthusiasts of this cognac d’exception. Over the years, Rémy Martin cognac established itself in the luxury industry with products that were increasingly upmarket.