10 products

Direct import Maxime Trijol Cognacs

Value for money and Cognac rarely come together. Maxime Trijol is an exception. The house was voted Cognac Producer of the Year at the New York International Spirits Competition in 2016 and 2017 - and for good reason. Their cognacs are surprisingly affordable, without shortchanging when it comes to quality. Since the Trijol family originally settled as growers and distillers in St Martial Sur Né, in the heart of the Cognac region, they have built on their expertise as growers and producers, becoming full time distillers in 1962. This dual facility maximises quality control throughout the entire production process. Big brand houses (Courvoisier, Hennessy, Martell, and Rémy Martin) do very little distilling themselves. Rather, the 5,000 independent farmers in the region create the majority of Cognac in their own pot stills. The large houses then focus on managing the complex processes of storing, maturation, blending and marketing. Remaining an independent family firm, Trijol has twenty 2,500 litre charentais pot stills and is now one of the region's biggest distillers, actually supplying many of the larger houses. More recently, the company has concentrated on releasing its own cognacs, which have quickly established a reputation for high quality.