A smooth, rich, tropical brandy with a contemporary twist. Named after the creator’s great-grandfather, Mr. Gaston is aged for 2-years in French oak and American oak barrels.
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Roasted cacao bean
Drinking Mr Gaston over ice is an obvious pleasure but it also makes for a wonderful cocktail base. Try it in a Sidecar, by pouring 50 ml of Mr Gaston, 25 ml of triple sec, and 25 ml of fresh squeezed lemon juice over ice in a shaker. Shake well, then strain into a chilled coupe glass, and add a couple of dashes of bitters. Garnish with a twist of orange, and enjoy it imagining you’re off to spend the weekend in the French countryside.Back to shop
When you smell Mr Gaston, you’ll notice vanilla and coconut notes emerging from its sweet, ripe base.
- Roasted cacao bean
When you taste Mr Gaston, you’ll experience a bourbon-like character with roasted cacao bean tones, with hints of bitterness and a round, rich finish.
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.
Having some fun with an old classic
Mr Gaston is a modern twist on an old-school classic. While brandies have waned in popularity over the years, being overlooked in favour of more fashionable drinks, creator Jérôme Tessendier thinks that this is a huge error. This versatile, delicious nectar shouldn’t be left on the shelf. Mr Gaston is a fun, contemporary update, breathing new life into the stuffy world of brandies, and having a good time whilst doing it.
Generations of know-how
The Tessendier distilleries are well-established and renowned for their excellent cognacs, created by a line of family distillers. All of that expertise and equipment was turned to Mr Gaston’s production, ensuring an impeccable level of quality. First double-distilled in Charentais copper stills, then aged for two years in French and American oak, Mr Gaston emerges rich, well-balanced, and exotic.
The Brains Behind It
Jérôme Tessendier is the current owner of the Tessendier distillery and vineyards, and turned his attention to brandies after thinking about his great-grandfather, Gaston Tessendier. Gaston wasn’t a distiller - he was a maths teacher. However, on weekends, he’d drive out to his little vineyard near Bordeaux and make wine as a hobby. Jérôme named Mr Gaston in honour of his ancestor.More on the Brand