Delamain is one of the oldest and last family-owned and run houses in Cognac. It was established in 1759 by James Delamain, and is still run by direct family descendents, Charles Braastad-Delamain and his cousin, Patrick Peyrelongue.
The house of Delamain is strongly attached to its tradition of craftsmanship. It specialises in ageing and maturing high quality Cognacs exclusively from the Grande Champagne region.
The Cognacs are meticulously selected from individual producers, many of whom have traded with the Delamain House for generations. Immense care is taken to maintain the quality of the Cognacs through the ageing process, and the Cognacs are left to mature in cask until each reaches perfection. They are then blended and married to create a product that expresses the Delamain style.
Delamain has a range of unique products: Pale & Dry X.O, a blend of Cognacs of 25 years, that showcases the Delamain style. Vesper, with 35 years ageing, is a darker, more pronounced style than Pale & Dry X.O.
Aged 25 years, Pale & Dry is a unique blend of Cognacs that showcases the Delamain style. Each of the Cognacs have been aged separately, then joined together and married for a further two years, to create a stunning and cohesive X.O.
Pale & Dry is a light shade of amber with flecks of gold. The bouquet is multi-layered with powerful and intense floral aromas, backed by distinctive notes of vanilla. Its mellow roundness on the palate blossoms into a full-bodied fruitiness, with hints of liquorice and vanilla.