When tasting Borderies Mizunara Single Cask, pour it into a tulip glass, and leave a space of a few minutes between the first sip and the second. By letting the flavours breathe and evolve in the glass, you’ll really be able to appreciate the subtle notes, and discover new and surprising elements of its complex palate.Back to shop
When you smell Borderies Mizunara Single Cask, you’ll experience a Christmassy array of spices and fruit, with sweet notes of cedarwood and ginger.
When you taste Borderies Mizunara Single Cask, you’ll be met with a smooth, lingering palate, with intense notes of plum, coffee, vanilla, passionfruit, dried fig, and violet.
The Tessendier distilleries are located in the heart of the Cognac region, in an area known as the Borderies. This zone is in the north of Cognac, and is the smallest and most prestigious of the six cognac “crus”. The eaux-de-vie from the Borderies cru are famous for achieving optimum quality faster than in the surrounding areas. Eaux-de-vie from Borderies tend to be smooth, scented, and carry a faint aroma of violets.
Looking to the East
The Mizunara collection is an innovative idea from the famous Tessendier family. Using their sophisticated, traditional cognac expertise as a base, they turned to Asia for inspiration, and created a range of craft cognacs aged in Japanese Mizunara oak barrels. The complex, spicy notes of the Japanese wood bestow a profundity and depth on the polished, pure cognacs. The end product is smooth, contemporary and endlessly stylish.
Aging and refinement
Borderies Mizunara Single Cask is made from a 100% Borderies single cask cognac distilled in 2006, refined in Mizunara oak from the Nikko forests. After distillation, the cognac is first aged for several years in French oak barrels, then transferred to new Japanese Mizunara oak barrels, where it’s refined for six months. This gives the cognac time to breathe and evolve, taking on a unique character, and allowing all of the flavours and aromas to mature and deepen.
The Brains Behind It
The Auld Alliance
When Scottish entrepreneur Dominic Park had a vision of creating his own exquisite, artisanal cognacs, he headed over to Cognac to seek the assistance of the Tessendier family. The Tessendiers have been distilling on their estate since the 1880s, and current cellar master Jérôme is the great-grandson of the original founder. Together they formed a perfect partnership, and when Dominic left the business in 2008, Jérôme continued his vision: smooth, sophisticated craft cognacs, with a contemporary twist.More on the Brand