When tasting Borderies Mizunara, 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. Try enjoying it alongside a trout tataki with yuzu zests.Back to shop
When you smell Borderies Mizunara, you’ll be met with a sweet, floral aroma, with notes of vanilla, fresh fig, and apricot.
When you taste Borderies Mizunara, you’ll experience an array of spiced and woody notes, with a slight smokiness. Top notes of vanilla, butter, coconut and plum will emerge, with a finish of violets.
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 is double-distilled in copper stills, before being aged for four years in traditional oak barrels. At the end of the ageing process, the cognac is 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