The Courvoisier brand started life as a wine and spirits merchant in a Parisian suburb, with a specialisation in the supply of Cognac. Founder, Emmanuel Courvoisier, quickly established the best way to guarantee a continuous supply of quality Cognac was to produce it himself, so he upped sticks and relocated himself to the Cognac region and set about establishing the product we know today.
In the 1800’s trade was moved by boat and so the Courvoisier Château was built on the banks of the Charente river in the centre of Jarnac. I’ve had the privilege of staying at the beautiful chateau and enjoying a sampling session in the historic cellars, the cellars no longer store or age stocks as a significant downside of being based by the river was during floods the chateau would often see their prized stocks escaping and bobbing down the river, unsurprisingly none would ever be returned as lost property.
Legend has it, Napoleon’s favourite drink was Courvoisier and rumours suggest that he would take several barrels of their fine Cognac on his escapades. In 1869 Napoleon bestowed the title of “The Official Supplier to the Imperial Court” to Courvoisier and in return the brand use Napoleon in their branding. In 1951 Courvoisier created its iconic bottle with its long thick neck and wide base bottom which it named the Josephine bottle in honour of Napoleon’s first wife, not too sure it’s that much of a compliment though!
A question that is always asked, is Courvoisier a brandy or cognac. No simple answer as it is technically classed as both. As only wines produced in the Champagne region can be called Champagne, only brandies produced in the Cognac region can be called Cognac. So the quick answer is Courvoisier is a cognac.
Courvoisier VS is dominated by four global brands; Courvoisier, Remy Martin, Martell and Hennessy. Courvoisier has been the UK’s favourite Cognac for the past few decades by continually growing it three core products, Courvoisier VS, Courvoisier VSOP and Courvoisier XO. Courvoisier VS is supplied in the 35cl flask or a 1 litre bottle.
Engraved Courvoisier bottles choosing either 2, 3 or 4 lines of text and the optional occasion stencils on Courvoisier XO. The products available are personalised Courvoisier VS 35cl, personalised Courvoisier VS 70cl, personalised Courvoisier VS 100cl, Personalised Courvoisier VSOP and the Personalised Courvoisier XO.
Exclusively to Prestige Drinks we also offer the option of engraving a photo or having a picture printed directly onto the bottle. Photo engraved pictures is a process of converting your image into a map of alternating shapes that once engraved presents a grey-scale replication of the image you provide, this service is available on photo engraved Courvoisier VS, photo engraved Courvoisier VSOP and photo engraved Courvoisier XO. The printed image option provides a full colour image printed directly onto the glass bottle and is available on picture personalised Courvoisier VS, picture personalised Courvoisier VSOP and picture personalised Courvoisier XO.
All Courvoisier gifts can be ordered on next day delivery and there are options to add wooden gift boxes to complete your purchase. The full range of wooden boxes can be viewed on the accessories page.
We treat all personalised bottles individually, taking our time and experience to set out your message to create the most impactful bottle decoration possible. This may include increase the size of some fonts within the message to pay particular focus on key lines or phrases, spacing message over extra lines and removing unnecessary punctuation.
If you can type it, we can engrave it! When using alternative languages it may be neccessary for us to alter the font to ensure all characters are supported, in these cases we use the closest style font to your original selection.
Unfortunatley we are unable to engrave emoji's or picture characters. Where these are added the character will be removed from your message.
We specially select the fonts we use. Once a bottle has been engraved the cut glass is then infilled with a special decorative silver paste. These fonts ensure we provide the optimum width and depth during the engraving process to creat maximum visibility once infilled.
The fonts we currently use are: Lucida Calligraphy, Lucida Handwriting, Verdana and Segoe Print.