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Nothing predestined Jean Grosperrin to settle in Cognac. A farm worker, shepherd, sheep shearer, he bought three stills from a travelling distiller in Lorraine, with which he went from workshop to workshop to distill mirabelle plums, plums, quince, etc. He also bought the stills from a local distiller. A few years later, he sold them to go and work in Cognac as a distiller. At the beginning of the 90s, he becomes a country broker. Through his job, Jean goes to the most remote parts of the appellation, to meet small family farms, in search of the rarest batches. In 1999, tired of seeing exceptional batches in the giant blends, Jean bought a few barrels of old cognacs for himself, which the family bottled by hand. A new feature in Cognac, the history of each of these batches is told, and their age is specified. The story of Grosperrin Cognacs begins. In 2003, Jean retires and his son, Guilhem, takes over. His project is part of the continuity. Passionate, he makes his father's profession of faith his own: to bear witness without artifice to the heritage of the Charente". He took over his father's broker's notebook and in turn enriched it with exceptional discoveries, in particular during family inheritances and confidential inheritances. Guilhem decides to control all or part of the ageing process, respecting the history of each cognac to better reveal it. He selects plots of land and initiates contracts with quality winegrowers. He sets out to meet wine-lovers from all over the world, and rehabilitates a 19th century cellar on the banks of the Charente, with the aim of restoring the ageing conditions that contributed to the renown of the first négociant-éleveurs, the pioneers of the appellation. In the cellars of Grosperrin Cognacs, each batch is a living testimony of a plot, a terroir, a past history, through the snapshot of a vintage or a unique, carefully selected cask. Grosperrin Cognacs are sold in France in the best establishments, as well as in about thirty countries with selected importers.