Martell XO is the House’s interpretation of the prestigious Grande Champagne terroir. It balances the power and intensity of Grande Champagne with the elegance of the rare Borderies cru, which has been the signature of Maison Martell for more than 300 years. It is instantly identifiable for its intense taste and daring, contemporary design, a bold and charismatic personality, which is reflected in the striking arch of its bottle.
In 1715, Jean Martell, a young merchant originally from Jersey, created his own trading business at Gatebourse in Cognac, on the banks of the Charente, and thus founded one of the first cognac houses. Martell used grapes from the vineyards in the Borderie subregion, and used Tronçais oak for its casks, this made a combination that resulted in an exceptionally smooth cognac. The company is now a part of the Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët subsidiary of the French wines and spirits conglomerate Pernod Ricard.